May 10, 2012

THE SKED: ABC Gets Started


The Alphabet has begun its process of setting things up for next week’s Upfronts by renewing all the shows everyone knew would be renewed:  MODERN FAMILY, GREY’S ANATOMY, THE MIDDLE, CASTLE, DANCING WITH THE STARS, SHARK TANK and THE BACHELOR, as well as this season’s new hits ONCE UPON A TIME, SUBURGATORY and REVENGE.

That still leaves a sizable number of bubble shows, including SCANDAL, DON’T TRUST THE B___, HAPPY ENDINGS, PRIVATE PRACTICE and BODY OF PROOF still dangling for at least another day.

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."