ABC renews ‘Shark Tank,’ ‘The Bachelor,’ while ‘Suburgatory,’ ‘Super Fun Night’ canceled

Suburgatory -The headlines tonight certainly signify a mixed bag for ABC, which recently renewed the vast majority of its predictable shows, but left a few more hanging until we got closer to the weekend.

For some reason, “Shark Tank,” “The Bachelor,” and “Dancing with the Stars” were not a part of the initial announcement (possibly because of them being unscripted), but have no fear: They will all be back for more moving forward. The three remain viable franchises, and the biggest surprise to many is that despite Juan Pablo Galavis being a pretty hated Bachelor, his season rated better than many other recent editions of the show or “The Bachelorette.” Meanwhile, “Shark Tank” remains the biggest beast of any network on Friday night, and it would benefit the network to keep it there as long as humanly possible.

Now, we turn to passing along some of the sad news, mostly the fact that both “Suburgatory” and “Super Fun Night” are over. Admittedly, we’ll miss the first of these two shows way more than the second, given that “Suburgatory” was genuinely a good time and found a way to really emphasize the silly in a great way. Hopefully, Jane Levy finds herself another show very soon. “Super Fun Night” had a big star in Rebel Wilson, and the only reason that the show was picked up in the first place was thanks to the fact that Wilson was in “Pitch Perfect.”

ABC has also announced that in addition to the Shonda Rhimes series “How to Get Away with Murder” starring Viola Davis, “Secrets & Lies” with Ryan Phillipe is also going to be airing on the network moving forward.

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