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ABC Announces a Slew of Renewals and Cancelations

By Dustin Rowles | TV | May 14, 2021 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | May 14, 2021 |


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For those of you who continue to watch ABC network shows — and for the most part, I mean, for those of you who continue to watch ABC shows on Hulu — the network came down with a slew of renewals and cancellations today. These used to be a huge deal because people used to still watch network television, but some of us (me) still watch several of those among those renewed and canceled, so maybe this news will be of interest to some.

First, the renewals: The Rookie and A Million Little Things will be back for their fourth seasons. I still dig Fillion on The Rookie despite the fact that he is still a rookie, while I bailed on A Million Little Things a couple of episodes into the third season (I checked in on it last week. I made the right choice).

Meanwhile, the sitcoms The Conners (fourth season), The Goldbergs (ninth season), and Home Economics (second season) will all be back, as well. I don’t watch The Conners but Topher Grace’s Home Economics is a pretty decent comedy, and The Goldbergs is a mainstay in my home.

In fact, we watch The Goldbergs every week in a block with Black-ish — which will be back for its eighth and final season — and Mixed-ish, which has sadly been canceled (poor Mark-Paul Gosselaar just can’t keep a show on the air, although it does free up Tika Sumpter to take a starring role in my dreams).

Joining Mixed-ish among the cancellations are American Housewife and dramas For Life and Rebel, the news of which prompted me to delete it from my watch list. (It was fine, but Katey Sagal can only do so much.)

Big Sky, The Good Doctor, Grey’s Anatomy, and Station 19 were all renewed earlier, as were additional seasons of American Idol and Shark Tank.

Among the new shows picked up by ABC is a Wonder Years reboot set in the 1960s and focused on a middle-class Black family. Dule Hill will play the Dad. Yes, you are that old.

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