ABC Television Network today announced fourteen early pick-ups for the 2007-08 season for new breakout series "Brothers & Sisters," "Ugly Betty" and "MEN IN TREES," as well as returning hits "The Bachelor," "Boston Legal," "Dancing with the Stars," "Desperate Housewives," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Grey's Anatomy," "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "Lost." The announcement was made by ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson at the March Development Meeting in Los Angeles. These series join previously announced "America's Funniest Home Videos," "Supernanny" and "Wife Swap," which have also been renewed for the 2007-08 season.
"We have had a strong year, with two of the season's breakout hits, Ugly Betty' and Brothers & Sisters,' and the solid performance of MEN IN TREES,'" said McPherson. "We are pleased that viewers have invested in these new favorites along with our other returning series. These shows provide us with a substantial foundation to make 07-08 our best schedule yet."
Brothers and Sisters, Season 2
In this compelling drama about the Walker family, we meet a collection of intertwined and somewhat damaged adult siblings who embrace one another unconditionally while striving to reflect the perceived perfection of their role model parents. In the days ahead, they will navigate waves of temptation, deception and grief.Lost, Season 4
"Brothers & Sisters" leads its CBS drama competition ("Without a Trace"/"Cold Case") in Sunday's 10 o'clock hour this season among adults (18-34/18-49), and dominates its time period with each of the key women demos. The freshman drama stands as the No. 2 new series on any network in its hour this season with Adults 18-49, behind only ABC's high-rated debut of "October Road".
The band of friends, enemies and strangers continue to work together to stay alive. But as they have discovered during their 70-plus days on the island, danger and mystery loom behind every corner, and those they thought could be trusted may turn against them. Even heroes have secrets.
For the third consecutive season, "Lost" ranks No. 1 in its time period in Adults 18-49. It is Wednesday's highest-rated scripted TV program in Adults 18-49, and since entering the hour also qualifies as the No. 1 10:00 p.m. series on any network.
Ugly Betty, Season 2
The award winning drama from ABC Television Studio, based on the Columbian telenovela "Yo Soy Betty La Fea," has become an international phenomenon. If you took a moment to get to know Betty Suarez, you'd see how sweet, intelligent and hard-working she is. But few people do, because in the world of high fashion, Betty is the oversized peg in the petite round hole.
The freshman "Ugly Betty" has established itself a competitive second to CBS' time period veteran, "Survivor," in Total Viewers, while ranking No. 1 with its core audience of Women 18-34. It has substantially improved the time period, representing ABC's top scripted series in the hour in 12 years.
Grey's Anatomy, Season 4
The award-winning drama follows the interconnecting relationships of Seattle's hottest doctors who live life to its fullest amid the daily life-and-death stakes of their jobs. It's the drama and intensity of medical training mixed with the funny, sexy, painful lives of interns who are discovering that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white. Real life only comes in shades of grey.
"Grey's Anatomy" has established a strong presence on Thursday night, winning its 9 o'clock time period and qualifying as Thursday's No. 1 TV show across each of the adult demographics. It's the highest-rated scripted show on all of television this season with key adults.
I'm happiest with Bros & Sis being picked up! Yey!
And is this entry colorful, or what? :D