Breaking news from the Television Critics Assoc. press tour: ABC chief Stephen McPherson confirmed that the network has renewed freshman comedy hits Modern Family, Cougar Town, and The Middle for next season.

Other highlights from the ABC exec session…

* McPherson said “most” of the original Grey’s Anatomy cast is on board for “two or three more years.”

* No decision has been made regarding the fates of struggling comedies Ugly Betty, Better Off Ted, and Scrubs.

* What about FlashForward and V? Lynette Rice has the scoop on those two shows at Hollywood Insider.

Episode Recaps

Cougar Town
Courteney Cox stars in Bill Lawrence’s ensemble comedy
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