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ABC Cancels 'Brothers & Sisters,' 'V,' 'Off the Map,' 'No Ordinary Family' & More, Renews 'Happy Endings,' 'Body of Proof'

by Jean Bentley, posted May 13th 2011 4:20PM
V, ABCThat thunderous pop you just head was the sound of ABC dropping pretty much every single one of its bubble shows at once.

The network has reportedly canceled most of its lowest-rated series, including veterans 'Brothers & Sisters' and 'V' as well as newbies 'Off the Map,' 'No Ordinary Family,' 'Detroit 187,' 'Better With You' and 'Mr. Sunshine.'

Though it was speculated recently that 'Brothers & Sisters' could get an abridged season pickup, it turns out that star Rachel Griffiths' jokes about being unemployed are true after all. The fifth season -- now series -- finale aired last Sunday night.

Meanwhile, the second season (and now series) finale of 'V' aired back in March.

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Courteney Cox's 'Cougar Town' Makes Way for Matthew Perry's 'Mr. Sunshine'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Dec 7th 2010 6:45AM
Matthew Perry"Must See Wednesday"? In a sign that they're all still 'Friends,' it's been announced that Courteney Cox will take a break in February and March while Matthew Perry launches his new sitcom in the 'Cougar Town' time slot.

In a statement yesterday ABC said that Perry's new show, 'Mr. Sunshine,' will debut on the network February 9, replacing 'Cougar Town' in the coveted Wednesday 9:30PM ET slot until April 13.

This positions the newbie sitcom in-between established hit 'Modern Family' and the new Shonda Romes medical drama, 'Off the Map' and gives it several weeks to gain an audience before 'Cougar Town' comes back April 13.

'Off the Map' will air from January 12 to April 13, when it will be replaced by the premiere of 'Happy Endings,' an all-new ensemble comedy starring Elisha Cuthbert ('24').

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Not Just 'Friends' Anymore: Ranking the Cast's Post-Show Careers

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Jan 13th 2010 1:15PM
Could it be a better day for fans of 'Friends'?

According to the Hollywood Reporter, ABC has greenlit the new comedy series 'Mr. Sunshine,' starring Chandler Bing himself, Matthew Perry.

The single-camera show was conceived and written by Perry, alongside Alex Barnow and Marc Firek, who together worked on shows like ''Til Death' and 'Family Guy.'

The show centers around a 40-year-old San Diegan having a mid-life crisis. Perry joins 'Friends' alum Courteney Cox on the newtork, whose show, 'Cougar Town,' was recently renewed for a second season.

With news of another 'Friend' potentially making their way back into our primetime lives, we thought about the different career trajectories that each cast member has experienced since the show ended in 2004. In lieu of anything scientific, here's our rankings of how they've fared over the years.

See our rankings after the jump.

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