ABC: “The Forgotten,” “Eastwick,” “The Deep End,” “V,” “Cougar Town,” “Middle” and “Hank” join the crowd

ABC’s been busy doling out series pickups tonight. Dramas “The Forgotten,” about amateur detectives, and “Eastwick,” a redo of “The Witches of Eastwick,” are picked up or virtually picked up. Same goes for comedies “The Middle,” starring Patricia Heaton, and “Hank,” starring Kelsey Grammer. All four shows come from Warner Bros. TV.

Let’s review what ABC has on its plate so far:

New dramas: “Flash Forward,” “Happy Town,” “The Forgotten,” “Eastwick,” “The Deep End” (fka untitled Dave Hemingson), and “V” as a13-episode limited-series.

New comedies: “Modern Family,” “Cougar Town,” “The Middle,” “Hank”

Renewals of shows on the fence: “Better Off Ted,” “Castle,” “Scrubs,” possibly “Samantha Who” 

Fun fact: Both “Flash Forward” and “Happy Town” came from spec scripts.

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