PASADENA, Calif. - Fans of "Modern Family," "Cougar Town" and "The Middle" can take comfort in knowing the ABC shows will be back next year.
ABC programming chief Stephen McPherson announced the decision Tuesday.
ABC took a risk last fall in scheduling four new comedies on Wednesday nights, and it's a strong batting average for three of them to work. The fourth, Kelsey Grammer's comedy "Hank," is already off the air.
McPherson also said "Bachelor Pad," a spinoff series to its hit "The Bachelor," will launch this summer.