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ABC Announces New Thursday Night Comedy Block

abclogo-513ABC has announced a new Thursday night comedy block, which includes the premiere of two new series In the Motherhood (March 26 at 8:00pm) and Better Off Ted (March 18 at 8:30pm). The two shows will be paired with Samantha Who? (March 26 at 8:30pm) and Scrubs (March 18 at 8:00pm), both of which will also be moving to Thursday nights.

“In the Motherhood” – Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”) and Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) come to ABC in the new comedy “In the Motherhood,” which takes a look at the importance of family and friends while trying to juggle motherhood, work and love lives in an overly complicated modern world. The story focuses on Rosemary (Mullally), Jane (Hines) and Emily (Jessica St. Clair), who represent mothers we all know. Rosemary is a free-wheeling mom who plays it fast and loose when it comes to parenting her teenaged son, Luke. Married numerous times, but currently single, Rosemary lives by her own rules. Much to the amazement of the other moms, her nontraditional parenting style has yielded a son much more responsible than she. Rosemary’s best friend, Jane, is a recently divorced working mother of a pre-teen, Annie, and a baby girl, Sophie, who is just trying to keep her career and home afloat. Having just returned to work after giving birth eight months ago, Jane struggles to find a happy balance – lucky for her she has her “manny,” Horatio (Horatio Sanz, “Saturday Night Live”), to help out. Jane’s younger sister, Emily, sees herself as the model stay-at-home-super-mom for her two young children, Esther and Bill. Emily’s home is a work of art, and her kids are polite and sweet — everything has its place in her world. Married to Jason (RonReaco Lee), Emily takes parenting as seriously as any mother could.

“Better Off Ted” – Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.

“Better Off Ted” is a new office comedy about successful good guy Ted who runs Research and Development at the morally questionable Veridian Dynamics. No achievement is too far-fetched and no invention too unorthodox for Veridian. Need cow-less meat grown in a test tube? Done. Need pumpkins that also double as weapons of mass destruction? No problem. Ted’s a single dad to a seven-year-old girl and he loves his job, but he’s starting to take a closer look at the company’s extremely dubious practices. Do you manufacture the best teeth whitener ever if it could also kill off all of the planet’s fish? Probably not, but… Ted’s also fighting an attraction to co-worker Linda, who enjoys small acts of rebellion against Veridian (she’s secretly stealing and hoarding all the company’s creamer packets). But he holds back about his true feelings. He’s already had his self imposed “one office affair” with Ÿberboss Veronica. Incredibly beautiful (if seemingly devoid of conscience and emotion-free), Veronica lets nothing get in her way when it comes to serving Veridian’s needs.

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ABC Orders Full Season of Samantha Who?

The Christina Applegate half-hour comedy series Samantha Who? will see a full season  ABC has ordered an additional seven episodes of the show which is produced by ABC Studios.

The show has held steady in recent airings, drawing 9.6 million viewers and a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49 out of lead-in Dancing With the Stars. […]

ABC Announces Pickup of Nine Series for Next Season

ABC today announced that they’ve made pickup’s for nine shows for next season: Brothers & Sisters, Desperate Housewives, Dirty Sexy Money, Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, Private Practice, Pushing Daisies, Samantha Who? and Ugly Betty.

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“Samantha Who?” Picked Up for Full Season

ABC has picked up the Christina Applegate starring comedy Samantha Who? for a full season.

The show, which has aired three episodes so far this year, was just recently given a six-episode script order (related article here).

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Fox Picks Up “Back to You” For Full Season, While ABC Orders Six More Scripts of “Samantha Who?”

Fox has given a full season order to their new comedy series Back to You, deciding to stick with the low-rated series with a stronger commitment of 11 episodes, instead of the usual 9 episode “back nine order”. That means the series will have a total of 24 episodes this season.

ABC meanwhile has put in an order for six more scripts of their successful new comedy series Samantha Who?.

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