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This Is How You Make Your Horsey Go: ABC Picks Up Full Seasons of "Modern Family," "Cougar Town," "The Middle"

Oh happy day!

ABC has announced that it has ordered full seasons of three of its four new Wednesday comedies, including Modern Family, The Middle, and Cougar Town.

News comes after the third airing of Modern Family and Cougar Town and the second episode of Patricia Heaton-led family comedy The Middle; all have performed well in the ratings, even against tougher competition last night.

Noticeably absent from the pickups: Kesley Grammer's Hank, which kicks off ABC's new Wednesday night comedy block on Wednesdays.

It's a vote of confidence for a genre that ABC hasn't had a lot of luck with until this season and very well deserved, especially for Modern Family, regarded by many--including this jaded writer--as the best new series of the season.

News of the pickups quickly spread over Twitter this afternoon, following tweets from Modern Family's cast and crew.

Comments

rockauteur said…
Awesome!! Good bye Kelsey Grammar!
Annie said…
Great news! They are all great shows!
Anonymous said…
Can't stand COUGAR TOWN but I love the other two.
Wes said…
YES!!!!!!! This makes me so happy! Finally a channel doing something right.
Mazza said…
Best new show for sure. Thanks, ABC!
SweetD said…
Cougar Town is painful but I love, love, love Modern Family. Definitely the best new show this season!

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