ABC Picks Up “FlashForward” & More

ABC has announced full season pick-up orders for its new drama “FlashForward” and new Wednesday night sitcoms “Cougar Town,” “The Middle” and “Modern Family.”

Notably missing is the fourth sitcom of that Wednesday night line-up, the Kelsey Grammar-led “Hank” which has been the worst performer of the four.

The quartet join FOX’s “Glee” and “The Cleveland Show”, and CBS’ “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “The Good Wife” as new series to get full season orders. Though not official, The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” is a certainty for a full season order as well.

More details on the DVR habits of TV goers have emerged this week and revealed some shows to be doing far better when you factor in audiences recording the programs and watching them later.

In the key 18-49 demographic, the biggest jumps were seen for perennial hits like “Grey’s Anatomy” (+1.5); “House” (+1.4); “CSI,” “The Mentalist” and “The Office (+1); “Heroes,” “Fringe” (+0.9). Those figures add up to an additional 2-3 million viewers per episode.

Among the new shows the biggest winners were “FlashForward” (+0.9), “Glee” (+0.8) and “Community” (+0.7).