Nellie Andreeva

ABC Announces Midseason Premiere Dates: ‘GCB’ In Post-’Desperate Housewives’ Slot

2ND UPDATE: I have learned that Sony Pictures TV, which produces Pan Am, is yet to agree to the 1-episode offer from ABC and negotiations between the two sides about the fate of the show continue.

UPDATED: ABC has given drama Body Of Proof an order for 3 additional episodes. Meanwhile, new drama Pan Am will wrap its freshman run with one extra episode, bringing its first-season order to 14 episodes. The period drama remains technically in contention for next season, while new comedy Man Up! will end its run after completing its initial 13-epispde order. Body of Proof, starring Dana Delany, came into its second season with a 13-episode sophomore order and 5 episodes in the can leftover from its freshman midseason run, so the network already had 18 episodes on tap for this season. Last month, ABC picked up 2 extra scripts, which now has been followed by a 3-episode order, bringing the series’ sophomore total to 21 episodes. While not as hot as it was last spring, Body of Proof does a credible job in the Tuesday 10 PM hour. Man Up! joins previously canceled new drama Charlie’s Angels. Meanwhile, freshmen Once Upon A Time, Revenge, Suburgatory and Last Man Standing and sophomore Happy Endings all received full-season orders.

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