ABC renews five unscripted series

Staff report
Feb 29, 2008

ABC announced the renewal of five competitive ratings performers from its unscripted lineup, bringing back shows such as "Dancing With the Stars" and "Wife Swap."

For next season, ABC has picked up "Dancing," "Swap," "Supernanny," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and the 19th season of "America's Funniest Home Videos."

Absent from the list: "Dance Wars," the freshman "Dancing With the Stars" spin-off effort that recently struggled in its Monday night slot.

"The Bachelor" has already been announced to return with a "Bachelorette" version that debuts next month.

The renewals constitute all of ABC's veteran unscripted series. The network renewed their scripted lineup last week.

Last year, ABC had a similar announcement pattern, revealing renewals of the bulk of its schedule before its competitors.