ABC orders 12 returning series for the fall

April 23, 2009 2:38:28 PM PDT
There's no suspense for producers of 12 ABC prime-time series. The network on Thursday renewed them for next fall's schedule. [SIGN UP: Get entertainment news sent to you]

Most are no surprises. They include "Dancing With the Stars," "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Lost." There were some thoughts that "Ugly Betty" was on the bubble, but it's on for another season.

Other series to get renewals are "America's Funniest Home Videos," "The Bachelor," "Brothers & Sisters," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Private Practice," "Supernanny" and "Wife Swap."

That leaves many shows that will have to wait until next month to learn their fate, including Christina Applegate's "Samantha Who?" and all of ABC's midseason series.

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