ABC Orders Full Seasons of Once Upon a Time, Last Man Standing, Happy Endings
Lana Parrilla, Tim Allen, Elisha Cuthbert
Expect to see more evil queens and disgruntled men on ABC.
The network announced full seasons of Happy Endings and freshman shows Once Upon a Time and Last Man Standing on Thursday. Five additional scripts for the '60s jet-setting period drama Pan Am have also been ordered.
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In its sophomore season, the relationship sitcom Happy Endings has averaged 7.3 million viewers in its last six outings. The Oct. 23 debut of the fairy-tale drama Once Upon a Time gave ABC its best scripted series premiere numbers in two years. It drew in 12.79 million viewers and posted a 3.9 among the coveted 18-49 demo. Last Man Standing, Tim Allen's return to series television, premiered to 13.19 million viewers. The sitcom has slid in subsequent weeks, but still grabbed a respectable 9.3 million on Tuesday.
Pan Am, which stars Christina Ricci, had a strong takeoff with 11.06 million viewers, but has been steadily descending in the ratings. Its last outing only drew 5.46 million viewers.
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