All you primetime network television fans just got an early treat from ABC as six of their current shows received early renewals. Second year comedies The Middle, Modern Family, and Cougar Town are all coming back for a third season. I absolutely love Modern Family. Its one of the few network shows that I can actually get into. Also renewed were medical dramas Grey’s Anatomy and its spinoff, Private Practice. And let's not forget about Castle. I always thought Castle's premise was really great and I’ve had a couple friends guest star on it, so, needles to say, I’ve been a pretty big fan. Sure, the show’s confined by the limitations of a network procedural, but I think it’s extremely well done for what it is. And now it’s time for a funny Nathan Fillion story!
Last night I was driving a golf cart on the Paramount lot and someone on a Razor scooter pulls up next to me. It was Nathan Fillion. He wanted to race and gunned it off the line. It was a pretty epic encounter.
Anyway, also notable about ABC’s early renewals are the shows that didn’t show up on the list. Brothers & Sisters and its lead-in Desperate Housewives were both notable absences. Now, this doesn’t mean both of these shows won’t be back. It just means that ABC is weighing all of its options with them. ABC has a bunch of new shows waiting to find a primetime slot, so it’ll be interesting to see how all of this shakes up. What do you all think? Do you even watch any of these shows?