Chuck & “V” Renewed, “FlashForward” Axed

NBC’s “Chuck” and ABC’s “V” look to have been finally renewed for next season reports The Live Feed.

Both shows were ‘on the bubble’ due to modest ratings, yet both have proven steady performers in their timeslots. Both are expected to receive thirteen-episode orders for next season.

Meanwhile, ABC has picked up seven pilots for next season, ordering series for a procedural, three dramadies and three comedies.

The dramas include Jerry Bruckheimer’s perspective-shifting legal procedural “The Whole Truth”, the documentary-style dramedy “My Generation”, the superhero drama “No Ordinary Family”, and the Michael Imperioli-led cop dramedy “Detroit 187”.

The comedies are multi-cam romantic comedy “Better Together” about two couples, the Matthew Perry sports manager single cam comedy “Mr. Sunshine”, and the Elisha Cuthbert-led young romance comedy “Happy Endings”.

To make way for these new shows, several of the network’s existing series have been officially cancelled – “Romantically Challenged,” “Scrubs,” “Better Off Ted” and most notably serial drama “FlashForward”.