ABC Renews 'America's Funniest Home Videos,' 'Wife Swap'
"AFV," which premiered in 1989, will begin its 23rd season in the fall.
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.
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.
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