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ABC Orders More "Castle," "Resort," "Family"

By Garth Franklin Saturday October 20th 2012 10:18PM

ABC is stocking up on a few shows it seems. On Friday the network ordered an additional episode of "Castle" and two additional episodes of "Grey's Anatomy," "Modern Family" and "The Middle" for this season says The Live Feed.

That gives "Castle" 23 episodes, while the other three shows will score 24 episodes. One show not getting a reprieve is "Private Practice" as ABC has passed on a possible back-nine order. As a result 'Practice' will wrap at the end of the current 13-episode sixth season.

Despite critical praise, ratings haven't been good for newcomers "Last Resort" and "666 Park Avenue". However, the network has picked up two additional scripts for both. 'Resort' in particular has proven a big DVR playback hit with a gain of 2.7 million viewers and 46% in the key demo when Live+7 numbers are incorporated.

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