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ABC has decided the fate of its remaining freshman class.

The network has extended Tuesday sitcoms The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife for full seasons, adding nine episodes to the 13 already being produced. Super Fun Night, starring Rebel Wilson, received a four-episode pickup, for a total of 17. Back in the Game, starring James Caan, will not be extended, though ABC says seven remaining episodes will air.

The decisions follow the earlier extension of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and the cancellation of Lucky 7. The network's other remaining new series, Betrayal, was planned as a "limited" 13-episode season.

The Goldbergs and Super Fun Night are averaging 7.4 million viewers, with delayed viewing factored in, while Back in the Game is drawing 7.3 million and Trophy Wife 5.6 million (and fourth place among young-adult viewers). But networks weigh several considerations when choosing to keep or ditch new shows, including ratings trends, the ownership of shows and creative judgment.

Among the four new comedies, Trophy Wife is the only one owned by ABC.

-- USA Today

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 4, 2013 D2

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