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Update: ABC Renews 'Revenge', 'Scandal', Cancels 'GCB'

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May 11, 2012 | 5:13am EDT

ALTUpdate: ABC has also canceled Kristen Chenoweth-starrer GCB and ordered another episode of Scandal, starring Kerry Washington and from Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes. 

ABC must be pretty happy with the way things are going, as the network is opting to renew a handful of its existing programs. Two of its most talked about new drama series, Revenge and Once Upon a Time, are coming back for second seasons this fall. Veteran medical drama Grey's Anatomy will also return to ABC for a ninth season; Nathan Fillion's high-intensity drama Castle is also slated to return for a fifth season. The network is giving love to its comedy lineup, as well.

Modern Family, which is concluding its third season on Wednesday, May 23, will be back to continue the misadventures of the Pritchett-Dunphy-Delgado-Tucker-Dylan clan. Modern Family's Wednesday night partner The Middle has also been given a fourth season. ABC's comic newcomer Suburgatory has been granted a second season on the network.

As of now, there is no word on the fates of comic greats like Happy Endings, Don't Trust the B— in Apartment 23, or dramas like Private Practice and The River. It was also announced that the ABC comedy Cougar Town will be moving to TBS.

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