Congratulations to the entire cast and crew for the well-deserved renewal!
Two weeks after being tapped as ABC entertainment president, Channing Dungey is doing something her predecessor, Paul Lee, never did: hand out early renewals. The former head of drama at ABC Studios on Thursday renewed several series — including multiple shows from outside studios.
Returning for additional seasons are America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Black-ish, Dancing With the Stars, Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder, Agents of SHIELD, The Middle, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Shark Tank and Quantico.
The renewals mark Dungey’s first official duties as head of the network and come after Lee historically waited until the Friday before upfronts in May to announce both returning shows as well as his new series pickups. Perhaps what’s more interesting is that amid a landscape of more vertically aligned networks and studios, Dungey’s early renewals include multiple series from outside studios including Sony Pictures Television (The Goldbergs), 20th Century Fox Television (Modern Family, Fresh Off the Boat) and Warner Bros. Television (The Middle).
“We’re very proud of our strong roster of performers, and we’re excited about what they will bring us creatively next season,” Dungey said in making the announcement.
Source: Hollywood Reporter