ABC Shows Canceled, 12 New Series On The Way

Although several ABC shows have been recently canceled, it would appear that the network is preparing to roll out 12 new series next season.

Fans were disappointed to learn that ABC had canceled the comedies Malibu Country, Happy Endings, and Sarah Chalke’s How To Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life). The dramas Body of Proof and Red Widow were also cut from the schedule next season.

The network also announced that it will introduce 12 new series — five comedies and seven dramas — over the course of next season. All of this information was presented during ABC’s presentation on Friday.

Included in the batch of new programs is Joss Whedon’s highly-anticipated Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. The series, an extension of Marvel’s big-screen universe, follows the adventures of a secret government organization designed to keep the peace. You can find the first teaser for the drama embedded below.

Other news shows included in the recent ABC announcement were the Once Upon a Time spin-off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, the cop show Killer Women, and Christian Slater’s Mind Games. The network is also set to debut the horror series Resurrection. Betrayal and Lucky 7 round out the new dramas.

The new comedies on-deck include Rebel Wilson’s Super Fun Night, James Caan’s Back in the Game, Mixology, The Goldbergs, and Bradley Whitford’s Trophy Wife.

In addition to the new shows, viewers will find a number of fan favorites coming back for another year. Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family, Nashville, Suburgatory, Once Upon a Time, Castle, Last Man Standing, The Middle and Revenge are all on the schedule for next season.

Although the fate of Family Tools was undetermined on Friday, Deadline is now reporting that the series has been officially canceled. The Neighbors, on the other hand, was renewed for another season.

What do you think about the ABC shows that were recently canceled? Are you looking forward to the new shows coming next season?