ABC Set to Renew Modern Family, The Middle and Cougar Town
ABC has been enjoying success with its new Wednesday-night comedy block and it seems that all three will be back for a second season. According to Variety, ABC is expected to announce second-season renewals for its hit freshman comedies Modern Family, The Middle and Cougar Town at the TCA press tour today.
The network debuted the shows this fall, along with newcomer Hank that was canceled before midseason, and the three that survived have been outperforming last year's Wednesday night shows Pushing Daisies and Private Practice.
Modern Family stars Ty Burrell, Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson and airs on Wednesday nights at 9 PM ET. The Middle stars Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Atticus Shaffer, Eden Sher, Charlie McDermott, Chris Kattan and airs at 8:30 PM ET while Cougar Town, which stars Courteney Cox, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd, Christa Miller, Brian Van Holt, Josh Hopkins and Ian Gomez, closes out the Wednesday night comedy block at 9:30 PM ET.