ABC has renewed three shows for the 2016-2017 year: American Crime, The Real O’Neals and Dr. Ken.
American Crime is the darling of critics and an Emmy Award winning show, but has never been much of ratings earner which is why the renewal for a third season is somewhat of a surprise.
The Real O’Neals is a comedy following a traditional Irish Catholic family as its world is turned upside down when the oldest son reveals he’s anorexic, the younger son comes out, their daughter starts questioning her faith, and the parents announce a potential divorce. ABC has given it a second season.
Freshman drama The Catch will also be returning for a second season after holding steady of unremarkable ratings for its first season
The final show Dr. Ken, a somewhat autobiographical comedy starring Ken Jeong, will be back next season after defying critic reviews to be one of the highest rated ABC comedies in years.