11:48am PT by Michael O'Connell
ABC Renews 'America's Funniest Home Videos,' 'Wife Swap'
Picking up where it left off Thursday night, ABC renewed two more unscripted series Friday morning: Wife Swap and America's Funniest Home Videos. The two join previously renewed The Bachelor, Dancing With the Stars and Shark Tank on the 2012-13 schedule.
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America's Funniest Home Videos, which premiered in 1989 with Bob Saget as host, will return for its 23rd season on the network. It continues to enjoy a steady performance at 7 p.m. Sundays, leading into successful freshman drama Once Upon a Time. Its current run has averaged 6.6 million viewers and a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49. Tom Bergeron has hosted since 1999, pulling double duty as host of Dancing With the Stars.
Wife Swap, and its recent Celebrity Wife Swap spinoff, will get a 13-episode order. It ended its recent season in February, against stiff competition from Fox's New Girl and NCIS: LA, with a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 5.4 million viewers.
This leaves The Bachelorette and Wipeout as the only unscripted ABC series yet to receive a renewal.