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ABC Gives 'Once Upon a Time,' 'Last Man Standing' & 'Happy Endings' Full Season Orders

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 4th 2011 7:15AM
Snow White and Prince CharmingThe fall has been kind to ABC; after recent full season orders for 'Revenge' and 'Suburgatory,' the Alphabet network is doubling down with pickups for two more of their freshman series, fantasy drama 'Once Upon a Time' and Tim Allen's 'Last Man Standing.'

Though 'Once' has only aired two episodes so far, it's already the highest-rated new drama of the season, managing an average 12.3 million viewers and a robust 4.0 rating in the coveted adults 18-49 demo. Allen's male-skewing comedy has seen some audience erosion since its premiere, but it's still performing well on Tuesday nights (12.7 million and a 3.7 demo), where ABC had previously struggled to make an impact.

Sophomore comedy 'Happy Endings' has seen series-high ratings in recent weeks, and finally seems to be catching on with viewers in its post-'Modern Family' slot, which has earned it a full 22 episodes. (Ah-mah-zing!)

Bad news for 'Pan Am' and 'Man Up' though ...

Despite a hefty publicity campaign, 'Pan Am' has failed to take off with viewers the way ABC was anticipating. It averages 8.4 million viewers, with a paltry 2.8 in the demo, but the network seems determined to give the show a chance. They haven't announced a full season pickup, but they have ordered five additional scripts to give the series a little more time to find its wings. If things don't improve in the coming weeks, though, expect it to be grounded permanently. (No more flying puns now, we promise.)

Also absent from the pickup list, 'Man Up,' which doesn't have the benefit of Allen's name recognition to boost viewership. It's likely that cancellation is imminent, even if its 7.3 million viewers would make NBC green with envy.


Have you connected to 'Pan Am'? Which new ABC shows are you watching?

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nefcyjay

i like MAN UP!
no laugh tracks to tell the audience when there is a joke.

November 15 2011 at 1:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
countyguy315

"Pan Am" cannot get cancelled. It's good to know that ABC is determined to give the show a chance but they've got to have everyone tuning in. I love watching this show and it's helping me slowly get over the "All My Children" cancellation, so "Pan Am" is more than appointment TV for me.

November 05 2011 at 1:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DisneyVikings

Pan Am is nice. I like the fench girl the most. Other ABC shows I watch are Revenge and Once Upon a Time.

November 04 2011 at 4:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
J Kingston Pierce

I've come to love "Pan Am." It ought to be renewed without hesitation. The acting is top-rate, the story lines intriguing, and the general tone of the show very movie-like. A real treat.

November 04 2011 at 9:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
J Kingston Pierce

I've come to love "Pan Am." It ought to be renewed without hesitation. The acting is top-rate, the story lines intriguing, and the general tone of the show very movie-like. A real treat.

November 04 2011 at 9:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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