I kept meaning all day to do a quick post on last night's "The Middle," which was again solid, albeit even more blatantly "Malcolm in the Middle"-y than the pilot, despite a reduced role for the little kid who looks like Dewey.
But now I have an excuse to mention it, because ABC apparently gave back nine orders to "The Middle," "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town." Please note the distinct absence of "Hank" on that list.
So far, it's been a very good fall for new shows. "Glee," "NCIS: LA" and "The Good Wife" already got full season pick-ups, and "The Cleveland Show" had one before it even debuted, due to the weird production schedule of animated shows. Unless it absolutely tanks tonight in the lead-off spot, "Community" will probably get a pick-up soon, too.