9:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
ABC's 'Mistresses' Renewed for Third Season
ABC's summer soap Mistresses will return.
The network has renewed the summer series for a third season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Mistresses, from co-showrunners K.J. Steinberg and Rina Mimoun, is a remake of the British series of the same name, which aired only six episodes. The ABC Studios entry was one of a handful of low-cost originals that the Disney-owned network ran this summer in a bid to keep the lights on during the typically low-rated season.
The series, starring Alyssa Milano, Rochelle Aytes and Yunjin Kim, will return for another round of 13 episodes after drawing 3.7 million total viewers from June to September.
Mistresses was one of three original scripted series to air in the summer for ABC, the others being Canadian imports Rookie Blue and Motive. (Astronaut Wives and limited series Black Box were also set for summer, but the former was pushed and latter canceled.) The rest of the network's 11 new summer series were on the unscripted side and included singing competition Rising Star.
The renewal gives Mimoun two shows on the air this season, with Mistresses joining Fox's freshman hospital drama Red Band Society.