The ABC executive session with Entertainment president Paul Lee has just concluded, and here's what's most interesting.
- Lee said that "Cougar Town" is set to return in March, with a specific return date coming in the next two weeks. "We're going to give it a really cool launch pad", Lee added.
- Lee also announced that "Private Practice" will move away from its Thursday slot in spring for four weeks, to Tuesdays at 10 PM, after the "Dancing With The Stars" results show, to see how the show performs when not airing behind "Grey's Anatomy".
- Speaking of "Grey's", Lee wouldn't comment on the ongoing contract negotiations with the main cast, but said that ""Grey's" came roaring back… I'm feeling really good about the show." Make of that whatever you will, most probably a renewal in May - with or without some of its stars.
- "Happy Endings" will have its season finale in April.
- Midseason show "Scandal" premiers April 5 at 10 PM, after "Grey's Anatomy", and new comedy "Don't Trust The B In Apartment 23" will launch on April 11 at 8.30 PM, behind "Modern Family".
- The fate of "General Hospital" remains in the air, as Lee said that a decision must be made at some point, but doesn't give any kind of timeframe for it.
- I know some of you won't like to hear it, but new comedy "Work It", according to Lee, landed "right in the middle of expectations", ratings-wise. Looks like it's not quite done yet.
- "Pan Am" is not quite out of chances. "We have new [episodes] that air through the end of February… It will be in contention [for renewal]", Lee said, according to TVLine.