ABC’s Revenge will end after its current and fourth season. The upcoming season finale, scheduled to air on May 10, will also be the series finale. Revenge started its run on ABC in 2011 to positive reviews and ratings but suffered a drop in season two.
Glee leads the way, doubling its live-plus-same-day rating with seven-day DVR viewership, the first broadcast show to do so. Other top gainers: Grimm and Revenge.
ABC on Sunday further clarified which of its programming would be broken up into two uninterrupted blocks of 12-episode runs, in addition to announcing its midseason schedule. Grey’s Anatomy, Nashville, Once Upon a Time, Revenge and Scandal will receive the split-run treatment.
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People who download and click onto the “Into Now” smartphone and tablet application during the May 16 and 23 showings of Revenge become eligible for a free summer trip to New York’s Hamptons beach area, where the drama’s story is based. ABC and Yahoo are trying to take advantage of the growing trend of multiscreen use, or people who spend time on their phones or iPads while the TV is on. Yahoo’s “Into Now” app tries to make all of that easier.
ABC has renewed seven series, including comedies Modern Family and The Middle, as well as its popular dramas Grey’s Anatomy and Castle.
The two pickups and an order for more Happy Endings scripts mark Paul Lee’s first moves thus far this season at ABC.