ABC is close to renewing nine shows for next season, TVLine reports.Grey's Anatomy , Modern Family, Castle, Happy Endings, The Middle, and freshmen hits Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Suburgatory and Last Man Standing. ABC is also still negotiating with original Grey's cast members Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Justin Chambers, Sandra Oh and Chandra Wilson, whose contracts are up this year.A rep for the network could not confirm the report.Cougar Town, Private Practice, GCB and Missing have yet to be determined, the site says. Private Practice's future may depend on how well Shonda Rhimes' upcoming show, Scandal, performs in Practice's timeslot. The show premieres Thursday, April 5 at 10/9c.On the flip side, Body of Proof, Pan Am and The River, which aired its finale this week, are unlikely to return. As previously reported, The River could possibly continue on Netflix.
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