ABC Pickuppalooza: Find Out the Fates of BROTHERS & SISTERS, V, HAPPY ENDINGS & More!

ABC has just picked up a slew of very exciting new series for Fall including the much buzzed-about CHARLIE’S ANGELS reboot; A sexy 60’s set soap revolving around stewardesses and pilots entitled PAN AM; Tim Allen’s return to comedy called LAST MAN STANDING; a single-camera comedy revolving around a Midwestern girl (Dreama Walker) whose big-city dreams are dashed upon the realization that her roommate is her worst nightmare (Krysten Ritter) in APARTMENT 23; A soap that accompanies a reformed “mean girl” (Leslie Bibb) who returns home to Dallas after her marriage ends in scandal called GOOD CHRISTIAN BELLES; A Count of Monte Cristo-esque soap starring Emily Van Camp titled REVENGE; A fantasy drama called ONCE UPON A TIME that follows a woman (Jennifer Morrison) who is drawn into a town where fairy tales might be real; Shonda Rhimes’ SCANDAL chronicling the ups and downs of the life and work of a professional fixer (Kerry Washington); A cross-dressing comedy called WORK IT featuring two unemployed car salesmen (Amury Nolasco, Ben Koldyke) who dress as women in order to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps; SUBURGATORY which tells the tale of what happens with a New Yorker (Jane Levy) moves to the “scary” suburbs; A single-camera comedy that takes a look at what it takes to survive as a modern man titled MAN UP; And THE RIVER, that follows a crew (including LONE STAR’s Eloise Mumford) through the Amazon in search of a missing adventurer. That’s the good news.


The bad news is to make room for said aforementioned series’ ABC officially gave pink slips to BROTHERS & SISTERS, V, NO ORDINARY FAMILY, DETROIT 1-8-7, MR. SUNSHINE, BETTER WITH YOU and OFF THE MAP. Pretty much everything but… HAPPY ENDINGS, which yes, we’re gonna say it, got their happy ending with a much deserved second season vote of confidence.

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  • Anonymous

    We discussed this already — at least the season finale of “Brothers & Sisters” actually had a SERIES finale feel to it as well. The show really went downhill this year — so it was a fair ending.

  • Yay for Happy Endings.

    About ‘Once Upon A Time’, isn’t NBC developing something similar called ‘Grimm’?

  • Yay for Happy Endings.

    About ‘Once Upon A Time’, isn’t NBC developing something similar called ‘Grimm’?

  • “…a cross-dressing comedy called WORK IT featuring two unemployed
    car salesmen (Amury Nolasco, Ben Koldyke) who dress as women in order to
    get jobs as pharmaceutical reps…”

    Um, did ABC just pick up Bosom Buddies?

  • Anonymous

     Good Christian Belles? That’s a sucky name change from Good Christian Bitches.

    I’m sad V is gone. 🙁 Now that Happy Endings has been picked up, I think I’ll go back and watch the show and see if it’s any good.

  • Ace

    I find it hilarious. I think it pairs really well with Cougar Town. So glad ABC is giving it a chance.

    I’m also kind of glad Brothers & Sisters got axed so I can stop watching. I just couldn’t give up on it. I think I’ll also drop Desperate Housewives in the fall…

  • I’m so happy to see Happy endings get a S2 order. Makes up for Perfect Couples getting chopped up.

  • Anonymous

     Sad BWY got the axe but I like Happy Endings so everything’s fine. Mr. Sunshine failed to live up too bad it has a great cast + cool setting