You get a full season order! And you get a full season order! And you get a full season order! And you…only get more scripts ordered.
If Oprah Winfrey were delivering the news of ABC's just-announced pickups, that's what she'd sound like. But which shows got full season orders and which one is only getting orders for more scripts?
Once Upon a Time, Happy Endings (a favorite here on WWK), and Tim Allen's Last Man Standing all got picked up for a whole season.
ABC confirms to E! News that the 60's set Pan Am, however, has only been given an order for additional scripts —five to be exact.
Once Upon a Time has been a ratings success ever since its debut, while buzz-worthy Happy Endings has continued to climb in its second season on ABC. Last Man Standing, though slowly dipping ratings-wise, premiered strong and is performing consistently enough in the ratings to garner a pickup.
Pan Am also had a strong debut, but it has been struggling ever since to find a big audience. But don't fret just yet, Pan Am fans…look at the script order as a sign of faith from the network. Happy Endings only got orders for more scripts back when Suburgatory and Revenge got picked up, and look where it is now!
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