Full-Season Orders for ABC’s ‘Scandal’, ‘The Neighbors’

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Scandal, The Neighbors, ABCFans of ABC’s current roster of programming will be happy to hear: two of their shows have received full-season orders from the network. After each show received a three-script order earlier this month, ABC’s freshman comedy The Neighbors and sophomore drama Scandal (starring Kerry Washington) have received full season orders. The Shonda Rhimes-crafted Scandal entered the fall midseason, with a 13 episode order and solid reviews from critics. Both shows were up a tenth from their previous airings last week to nab a solid 2.0 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic.

The Neighbors centers around a couple who move in to a community of aliens pretending to be humans. Overall, the show—though critically panned—has performed modestly well for the network. In the case of Scandal, originally crafted to be similar to British-style limited run series, the network followed up its 7-episode first season with a 13-episode order for season two, before committing to the final 22 episodes it received today.

Still waiting for a decision on their fates are three freshman dramas: Last Resort, 666 Park Ave, and the ratings-challenged, but critically-liked Nashville.

Are you happy with ABC’s decision to extend the life of The Neighbors and Scandal? Sound off in the comments!

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Staff Writer Alicia Lutes is a corgi enthusiast from Connecticut living in Los Angeles. She loves Tina Fey, television, ugly things and really money cheese plates. Growing up, her grandfather frequently said, "you’re so god-damned good with words! You should do something with words with your life!" so she made it her quest to plaster her wordy witticisms across the Internet. She looks forward to retiring at the age of 80 and opening a fromagerie with a small army of wrinkly-faced and stumpy-legged dogs.

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