January 11th, 2011
04:39 PM ET
ABC has given the go-ahead for new seasons of six of its shows, but not quite yet for “Desperate Housewives” and “Brothers & Sisters."
According to TVLine, the network said at the Television Critics Association press tour that “Grey’s Anatomy”; “Private Practice”; “Modern Family”; “The Middle”; “Cougar Town” and “Castle” are all being renewed through next season.
But it looks like the stars of “Desperate Housewives,” which has been on ABC since 2004, might still be in negotiation phase.
According to Entertainment Weekly, contracts for four of the show’s main actors – Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman – expire at the end of the season and renegotiations have begun.
EW says fans shouldn’t grow too concerned, though - the show’s creator, Marc Cherry, has a deal to keep the drama going til 2013, and it’s still a ratings winner for ABC on Sunday nights, with 12.9 million watching.
“Brothers & Sisters,” on the other hand? TVLine defers to insiders, who say the odds of renewal are 50/50.
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