ABC has announced early pickups for the 2009-10 season for 12 of its established series. And they are (in alphabetical order): America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Brothers & Sisters, Dancing With the Stars, Desperate Housewives, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, Private Practice, Supernanny, Ugly Betty and Wife Swap.
Still vying for a spot on the fall schedule (or midseason) are sitcoms According to Jim, Samantha Who?, Better Off Ted, In the Motherhood and Surviving Suburbia; dramedy The Unusuals; dramas Castle and Cupid; newsmagazine Primetime: What Would You Do?; and the nonscripted Homeland Security USA and True Beauty.
Veteran newsmagazine 20/20 is, of course, also expected back next season.