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Senior Entertainment Reporter John Kiesewetter has been covering TV and media issues for 20 years. After joining the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1975 as a summer intern, he worked as a county government and suburban reporter; assistant city editor and suburban editor; and features editor supervising the Life section. He has a B.S. in journalism from Ohio University.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

ABC Renews 14 Shows

Instead of making us wait until May, ABC decided to announce renewals for 14 shows for fall TV season. Some quick observations: "Boston Legal" has survived, but "What About Brian" not on the list... Not one sitcom is on the list, but 6 reality shows are. Does that surprise you? Will anyone miss "George Lopez," "According to Jim" or "Knights of Prosperity?"
Here's the list:
Ugly Betty
Brothers & Sisters
Men in Trees
The Bachelor
Boston Legal
Dancing with the Stars
Desperate Housewives
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Grey's Anatomy
Jimmy Kimmel Live
America's Funniest Home Videos
Wife Swap

And this just in: Fox has renewed Prison Break for a 3rd season.

What other shows should be renewed by ABC? Any sitcoms?


at 3/22/2007 10:23 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they bring back Big Day. I really liked it. It was funny and Wendie Malick is great in it.

at 3/22/2007 10:39 AM Blogger ctrosecrans said...

i like the knights of prosperity

at 3/22/2007 10:48 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally, I watch According to Jim and George Lopez. Not everyone (me) likes "crime dramas" and "heavy shows" that require you to have to think to figure out who did it. I just want a laugh or two while I relax and unwind after dinner. Keep these two and get rid of Worlds Funniest Home Videos it has been on way too long.

at 3/22/2007 10:54 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any idea if "Til death" on Fox will survive? I understand it did really well following American Idol last Weds. I am a big fan of Brad Garrett
from the neighborhood

at 3/22/2007 11:10 AM Blogger Not Todd said...

Since Lost started sucking so bad, Ugly Betty is the only thing I watch on ABC, so I'm perfectly satisfied with this list.

at 3/22/2007 12:40 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see Boston Legal was renewed. The only other show I watch ABC on a regular basis is Extreme Makeover.

at 3/22/2007 2:40 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

so is "what about Brian?" cancelled? Or just on the bubble? I would be upset if it was cancelled.

at 3/22/2007 2:42 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have started watching Extreme makeover....but not without a packet of tissues.
from the neighborhood, but not very well organized

at 3/22/2007 3:09 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not Todd you are Not Sane. How can you say that about LOST. This season has been awesome.

at 3/22/2007 3:10 PM Blogger John Kiesewetter said...

"What About Brian" on the bubble. We'll know in May when ABC and other networks announce fall TV lineups.

at 3/23/2007 11:43 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just dump them all and put on "Victoria secrets modeling show 24/7 and you can't go wrong.

at 3/27/2007 3:22 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

It figures...a good show, What About Brian, doesn't make the cut...I really hope they bring it's a great cast and story line...

at 4/25/2007 4:00 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah ,I hope they bring What About Brian back. I just started to watch this show this year an I enjoy watching it they can do so much with it ,an I hope if they did take it off it would be a ending with Brian getting married ,cause this shows seems to show how he goes from one girl to the next, an I guess thats what it's about Brian never comitting ,so it would be good to see a ending where he does. Other then that I'm glad MIT ,DHW and Greys is coming back, Ugly Betty as well.

at 4/25/2007 4:11 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want What About Brian to come back too!! I have only jsut started to watch it this year! So I would feel jipped if it didn't come back on , there is sooo much more the wirteers can do with this show , like with Adams slimy boss and if he decides to go along with it, or if Brian will find that one girl to settel with.. Other then that I'm happy MIT, GREYS, DHW and hoefully October road will be back.

at 9/18/2007 8:49 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

i loved what about brian...bring it back!! ABC

at 9/19/2007 2:05 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, go figure they took another good show off air. I really hope ABC brings back What About Brian. I also am looking forward to enjoying another good season of DH, MIT and GA. Please...Please bring back What About Brian!

at 9/24/2007 10:13 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up with not bringing back "What about Brian?" and "October Road". Man it's hard to get the networks to keep good shows.

at 9/25/2007 11:28 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

This lkine up is stupid and Grey's Anatomy can not hold up ABC forever. Why in the world you think the public would rather watch some scum sucking guy get on tv to hook up with some money grubbing woman rather than What About Brian is stupid. ABC catch up reality TV is for VH1 and MTV

at 9/27/2007 4:51 PM Blogger tammy said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring back What about Brian I fell in love with that show and all of it cast Ifelt like they were my friends me and aqll my friend had What about Brian nights at my house we never missed one episode please reconside and bring it back

at 10/07/2007 7:08 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

ABC Can kiss my butt they cancel what about brain and give us caveman.The abc big guys better have a very good gloden parachute they will need it at this rate I'm going to stop watching abc at all they cancel the good shows and give us stuff like Caveman forget you ABC I turing to CBS or NBC.Anything but abc

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