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ABC on Monday announced pickups for nine of its shows. The list includes such usual suspects as Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters and Ugly Betty, and also offers a few pleasant if somewhat taken-for-granted freshman surprises. Among the first-year shows granted fall returns are Dirty Sexy Money, Justice League of Alternative Medicine Private Practice, Pushing Daisies and Samantha Who?

This is shaping up to be a good week, no?

Well, maybe not for the folks at Women's Murder Club. Check out Ausiello's chart at TVGuide.com/ShowStatus for the latest on that ABC newbie.