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Pickups: ABC, CW Give Back Orders for ‘Revenge’, ‘Ringer’, ‘Suburgatory’, and More

ABC's 'Suburgatory'

It’s been a busy day for the networks as a total of 5 freshman shows were given full season orders and 1 returning show got an additional script order. First, let’s begin with The CW, who gave full season orders to 3 hour-long dramas: Ringer, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, The Secret Circle, executive produced by The Vampire Diaries’ Kevin Williamson, and Hart of Dixie, starring Rachel Bilson. Although all three are new, their performances in the ratings department have varied, with Secret Circle being The CW’s highest-rated new show, although that might be because it has The CW’s overall highest-rated show The Vampire Diaries as it’s lead-in. Secret Circle has averaged 2.4 million viewers and a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 since its premiere back in September. Ringer has been struggling in the ratings, with it’s most recent episode drawing 1.7 million viewers and a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49. Hart of Dixie hasn’t done so well either, as the show has averaged 1.9 million viewers and a 0.8 with adults 18-49.

Now to ABC, where they renewed two freshman shows, Revenge, airing after it’s hit-comedy Modern Family, and Suburgatory, which airs before it. Both shows have been performing well in their slots, notably Revenge, which recently beat CSI in the ratings just last night. Suburgatory also did well, nearly beating Survivor with a 3.1 rating. Happy Endings, a veteran comedy currently airing its second season, got an order of six additional scripts, with the possibility of it being ordered to produce them at a later time.

The shows have jumped a hurdle, but they still have a major one: Renewal.

Any guesses?

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‘2 Broke Girls’ Gets A Full Season Order from CBS

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CBS’s latest hit is the highest-rated new show of the season.

CBS has ordered an additional 9 episodes to the 13 episode order of it’s latest half hour sitcom Two Broke Girls. This comes as a shock to no one as the show hit astronomical ratings from it’s Two and A Half Men lead-in. The multi-cam comedy is currently the highest-rated new show of the season with averaging 15.5 million viewers and a 5.8 adults 18-49 rating, winning it’s time slot for the last 3 weeks in a row.

Two Broke Girls stars Kat Dennings as Max a hipster-hating waitress in New York who becomes friends with her co-worker Caroline (played by Beth Behrs) who is an heiress who lost it all after her rich father was exposed to having a Bernie Madoff-like scandal. Two Broke Girls airs Monday nights at 8:30PM after How I Met Your Mother on CBS.

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