ABC renews over 20 shows, adds 'The Muppets ' to primetime

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Chances are your favorite shows are coming back in the fall! ABC has renewed 22 primetime series for another season, including the entire Wednesday and Thursday night lineups.

In addition, ABC picked up several new comedy and drama series, to premiere sometime in the 2015-2016 television season.

One of the new shows is The Catch, a thrilling drama that follows a fraud investigator that's about to become the victim of fraud herself. The Catch joins the Shondaland empire, which also includes ABC hits Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder.


On the comedy side, the Muppets will their return to primetime on ABC following a successful run of shorts aired on Disney Junior. For the first time ever, the show will explore the Muppets' personal lives and relationships.


Another new addition is multi-camera medical sitcom Dr. Ken, written by and starring Ken Jeong, who was a real-life doctor before turning to acting.

The full list of ABC shows that were renewed:

Dramas:
American Crime (Season 2)
Castle (Season 8)
Grey's Anatomy (Season 12)
How to Get Away with Murder (Season 2)
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 3)
Marvel's Agent Carter (Season 2)
Nashville (Season 4)
Once Upon a Time (Season 5)
Scandal (Season 5)
Secrets and Lies (Season 2)

Comedies:
black-ish (Season 2)
Fresh Off the Boat (Season 2)
The Goldbergs (Season 3)
The Middle (Season 7)
Modern Family (Season 7)
Galavant (Season 2)

Also:
20/20
America's Funniest Home Videos (Season 26)
The Bachelor (Season 20)
Dancing with the Stars (Season 21)
Shark Tank (Season 7)
Beyond the Tank (Season 2)

Forever, Cristela, The Taste, and Resurrection were all not renewed by ABC. The renewal deal for Last Man Standing is still being worked out.

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