Earlier today, ABC kicked off the Television Critics Association press tour with the announcement that six of it’s acclaimed shows will see another day. Renewed for the 2011-2012 season will be – Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Modern Family, The Middle, Cougar Town, and Castle. Noticeably missing from the list of renewed shows ABC announced earlier today are the wives of Wisteria Lane and fellow Sunday hit Brothers & Sisters. While neither show has been officially cancelled, there has been no word regarding the future of the rest of ABC’s lineup. Housewives creator Marc Cherry has a deal for two more seasons in place, while the main wife foursome have contracts expiring at the end of the current season. Word is negotiations are underway that could keep them in suburbia for another season or two. ABC has been pleased with Brothers & Sisters this season, upping their episode count from 18 to 22, but don’t be surprised if this May marks the end of Walkers. As for on the bubble shows like Detroit 1-8-7, ABC entertainment president Paul Lee praised the show’s recent success and for doing “what NYPD Blue did in its day.” A decision on 1-8-7 will come within one or two months.
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