Updated (12:15 am ET 5/16):  Adding a few more confirmed dead pilots and series renewals.  There are no more in doubt, the pilot orders are done.  I think ABC finally got tired and went home.  

Updated 9:25pm ET:  Oh yeah, ABC isn’t done.  Pilots also being picked up to series, Mixology, The Returned, Killer Women, Trophy Wife, and of course (duh, how did I leave this off the list?) the Once Upon A Time spinoff in Wonderland.  Also, Red Widow has been officially cancelled, but that’s not exactly a shock there.  The CW was beating that show’s numbers.  

When doing the network math, only one major network had yet to announce pilot pickups, or announce most series renewals and cancellations.  I guess there’s something to that always going last.  After all, it’s polite to let everyone go first, right? 

Anyway, ABC did come through with announcements, since it would be rather lame to go “surprise!” at air time and air what they want.  Although, I would so watch that reveal. Surprisingly though, the list is pretty short so far.  

New Dramas:

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D – (We’ll call this the triple, “duh”, “no duh”)
Mind Games (formerly Influence)
Lucky 7

Once Upon A Time in Wonderland
The Returned
Killer Women

New Comedies:

The Goldbergs
Super Fun Night
Back in The Game

Trophy Wife


Once Upon A Time
Grey’s Anatomy
Modern Family
The Middle

Last Man Standing
The Neighbors


Happy Endings (rumor has it USA is interested)
Malibu Country
Body of Proof

How to Live With Your Parents
Family Tools

Pilots that are officially dead:  

Spy, King John, Murder In Manhattan (being shopped for cable), Pulling, Middle Age Rage (so called that), Gothica, Keep Calm and Karey On. Big Thunder, Reckless, Doubt, Westside, Divorce: A Love Story.  

Fates still unknown:

Big Thunder, Killer Women, Westside, Returned, Doubt, Reckless, Divorce: A Love Story, Mixology, Trophy Wife

In contention for midseason:

Bad Management

For those that really don’t remember at all what the ABC Pilots are (other than Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, you gotta know about that), here’s my detailed list at the ABC selections:


I’ll provide updates as they happen, because I’m sure ABC is not done.  Or maybe they are.  We’ll figure it out by their upfront presentation on Tuesday, May 14th.  

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