'Mistresses' Renewed for Second Season at ABC

The soapy drama will return next year after ranking as the No. 2 scripted series of the summer.
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ABC is going back to the world of infidelity.

The Disney-owned network has renewed summer soap Mistresses for a second season.

Starring Alyssa Milano, the series ranked as the summer's No. 2 scripted drama among adults 18-49, behind CBS' ratings monster Under the Dome.

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After initially airing the drama on Mondays at 8 p.m. -- in the same time slot as Dome -- ABC showed a sign of faith in the summer entry when it moved the series to 9 p.m., where it wouldn't have to face off with the adaptation of Stephen King's best-seller.

Mistresses, from executive producer K.J. Steinberg, 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 broadcast networks ran this summer in a bid to keep the lights on during the typically low-rated season. 

Mistresses joins Under the Dome and NBC's unscripted game show Hollywood Game Night as summer fare renewed for second seasons.  

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