Betty’s Back… And She’s Bringing Friends!

Oh, sure, it’s probably not a major surprise to anyone that ABC is bringing freshman hit UGLY BETTY back for a second season. But come on… did you really expect MEN IN TREES to get an EARLY pick up? We thought not. But yesterday, ABC took a lot of the suspsense out of the May upfronts by announcing that those shows — along with BROTHERS & SISTERS, GREY’S ANATOMY, LOST, BOSTON LEGAL, DANCING WITH THE STARS, EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and… wait, this can’t be right… THE BACHELOR? Seriously? Um, okay. Despite the fact that LEGAL and MEN – both of which have relatively small audiences – were renewed, the fate of the similarly-rated sophomore series WHAT ABOUT BRIAN is still up in the air. And while rumor has it that two other shows we find hard to believe are still airing – ACCORDING TO JIM and GEORGE LOPEZ– are likely to get renewed, so far, ABC hasn’t sent down word from on high about any of its lackluster 30-minute comedies.

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  • seat42f

    I love both MIT and WAB….. but you can’t say they have similar ratings…. MIT averages almost 4M more viewers than WAB when both shows are new….. MITs recent repeats have done better than new WAB eps…. after losing all of the DWTS lead this past week looks like the season will be the series finale for WAB…. 🙁