The renewals and pick-ups are flying fast and furious this weekend. On the heels of Fox’s big Dollhouse reprieve, ABC has handed second-season renewals to Castle and Better Off Ted. Scrubs, meanwhile, will return for a ninth season (Zach Braff will be back for six episodes). Among new shows, ABC has given the green light to comedies Cougar Town (starring Courteney Cox), Hank (starring Kelsey Grammer), and The Middle (starring Patricia Heaton), and dramas Happy Town, V, Eastwick, and the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced The Forgotten. No word on the fate of Lauren Graham’s The Bridget Show, and I’m guessing, at this point, no news is bad news.
For up-to-the-minute renewal-cancellation-pickup scuttlebutt throughout the weekend and into upfront week, stay close to both my blog (the one you’re reading now!) and Twitter feed. And to track the status of your favorite bubble show, there’s my Fall TV Cheat Sheet.