A bunch of comedies have just been canceled, renewed, and ordered over at ABC. THR reports that the network has canceled Cristela Alonzo's freshman comedy Cristela, renewed Fresh Off the Boat and Black-ish for a second season, and ordered three new comedies to series: Ken Jeong's semi-autobiographical comedy Dr. Ken, a Dan Savage-produced family sitcom called The Real O'Neals, and the single-cam mockumentary-style Muppets revival. ABC is expected to announce one more comedy order sometime today. In addition, ABC also handed out season renewals to The Goldbergs, Modern Family, and The Middle.
UPDATE: ABC also announced that the Uncle Buck remake starring Mike [...]
Neil Flynn, star of sitcoms Scrubs and The Middle, sat down with The AV Club for an interview today, in which he talked about his early days as an improviser at the ImprovOlympic theater. At iO, he studied under improv guru Del Close and performed alongside Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, and Adam McKay in the legendary group The Family. Here's Flynn reminiscing about his Chicago days:
"Del and I were both in a production of Hamlet in the mid-’80s with Chicago native Aidan Quinn starring as Hamlet. Del was Polonius, and that was pretty much his crowning glory, although he still had more than a decade left to live. In [...]
ABC's Modern Family killed it in the ratings for its hourlong premiere last night. Granted, it was up against Harry's Law and America's Next Top Model (which is in, what, cycle 74?), but hey, 14 million viewers is impressive no matter how you slice it. Especially compared to last night's other comedies The Middle (9.6 million), Up All Night (6 million), and Free Agents (under 4 million).