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ABC orders six shows for next season

Upfronts_blog119737_D_GROUP ABC picked up six pilots for next season, granting series status to a trio of dramas and comedies.

The dramas include one procedural and two dramedies -- a style the network has helped pioneer.

Jerry Bruckheimer's legal procedural "The Whole Truth" from Bonanza/Bruckheimer/Warner Bros follows a unique narrative structure that shifts perspectives to keep viewers guessing. Ensemble documentary-style dramedy "My Generation" (previously titled "Generation Y") from ABC Studios follows a group of former high school classmates. And Michael Imperioli-starring cop dramedy "Detroit 187" from ABC Studios will also be on ABC's schedule next season.

Mr. Sunshine<br />
IMG_0605On the comedy side, ABC has picked up two single-camera projects: "Mr. Sunshine" from ABC Studios/Sony starring Matthew Perry as sports manager and Jamie Tarses' "Happy Endings" from FanFare/Sony starring Elisha Cuthberth about a group of friends navigating romance.

The network also greenlighted the multi-cam romantic comedy "Better Together" from Bonanza/Silver and Gold/Warner Bros., about two couples in two very different relationships.

The shows join superhero drama "No Ordinary Family," which was picked up Wednesday.

Another wave of orders is expected from ABC, possibly on Friday.