Earlier today, we reported that ABC has renewed their reality staples Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelor, and Shark Tank. We also have word that the network has issued early renewals to seven scripted series: Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Grey's Anatomy, Castle, and the Wednesday comedies The Middle, Suburgatory, and Modern Family.
Once Upon a Time was the top-rated new drama series this season, with the soapy series Revenge also posting strong numbers in the Wednesday 10 PM time slot. Grey's Anatomy heads into its ninth season this fall, while Castle returns for Season 5.
The network's popular Wednesday night comedy block will stay mostly intact with this slew of renewals. The Middle and Modern Family will both kick off their fourth seasons this fall, while Suburgatory returns for its second season. The network still hasn't made an official announcement on Happy Endings and Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23, both of which aired in the Wednesday 9:30 PM time slot. Both shows are expected to return, but if that comes to fruition, one of the shows will likely be transferred out of the plum post-Modern Family time slot.
Be sure to check back next week when ABC announces its official Fall 2012 schedule.