ABC Renews Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, OUAT and More; Orders Nine Series

Expect most of your ABC primetime favorites to return next season. The network renewed its soaps Revenge, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal. It also awarded Once Upon a Time and Castle each an additional season.

The alphabet network delivered second seasons to freshman dramas Resurrection and Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. It also announced Marvel's Agent Carter, which is set in Captain America's 1946 mythology.

On the comedy side of things, ABC renewed Modern Family, The Middle and freshman laugher The Goldbergs.

General Hospital Stars Bring Soapy Goodness to ABC’s 2013 TCA Event (PHOTOS)

General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson and  Brandon Barash (pictured above), Nancy Lee Grahn, Sean Blakemore, Sean Kanan and Emily Wilson were among the ABC-TV stars who participated in the alphabet network’s 2013 Television Critics Association Press Tour event in Pasadena, CA on January 10.

From General Hospital to Revenge and the preview of the midseason drama Mistresses, ABC’s event featured a lot of daytime and primetime soapy goodness. See more photos from ABC’s 2013 Winter TCA Press Tour after the jump!



The View’s Joy Behar Blames Tea Party For Keeping Bristol Palin on Dancing With D-Listers

You gotta love how the ladies of The View go from Point A to Point Q without stopping for gas and/or reason. Whoopi Goldberg was fired up on Wednesday's show because Brady Bunch mom Florence Henderson was booted off Dancing With The Stars, while Bristol "Monkey Suit" Palin made it through to the next episode (So was I, Whoop, so was I!).

Sherri Shepherd wondered if people, who may have thought it was nasty for Henderson to make out with her former TV son Barry Williams (ex-Greg Brady) during a segment, decided not to vote for her. Elizabeth Hasselbeck pointed to Palin's fanbase. Joy Behar basically co-signed Hasselbeck's theory, adding it was Tea Party members voting for Palin's rhythmless nation moves.

I don't no what to be more perplexed about, the thought of Palin having more fans than one of TV's favorite moms, or Joy and Elisabeth believing people will vote for political elections with the same forethought they do a televised dancing competition. Jesus take the Ballot Box. Watch a clip from the episode—which also featured guest host Patricia Heaton— after the jump!

DC #579: Rockin’ it With Larry Flick on The Morning Jolt

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast the DC gang drops in on The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick to discuss the latest in daytime and pop culture news, including:

The end of As the World Turns. Do soap’s executives and writers hurt their show’s ratings by punishing characters for actor's behavior. The Denver Post is reporting that One Life to Live will be picked up for two more years. Does Brian Frons manufacture it so that General Hospital and All My Children always win? Larry questions why soap fans should tune into OLTL. Is the Days of our Lives brand strong enough to jump to cable?

We then dive into the new and returning primetime shows of the season and the latest gossip. Can Lone Star make it? Larry then asks Jamey why fans should care about a new Dallas series. Will No Ordinary Family be as good as Luke hopes? Is The Middle better than Modern Family? The gang weighs in on the return of Glee for its second season, but will it suffer from a sophomore slump? Larry then puts Jamey on the spot and has him belt out several popular songs. Are we beginning to get Betty White fatigue? Was the Katy Perry and Elmo segment on Sesame Street inappropriate for children? Can Lindsay Lohan make a comeback or is she destined to be a “has been?”