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Upfronts 2012: ABC Picks Up Nine Series

Complete Coverage: Upfronts 2012

ABC has begun its series orders, on Friday picking up five
dramas - Nashville, Zero Hour, Red Widow, 666 Park Ave. and
Last Resort
-- and four comedies -- The
Neighbors, Comeback Jack, How to Live
With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life
and Malibu Country.

Musical drama Nashville
stars Connie Britton as a star at her peak in Nashville's music scene and
Hayden Panettiere as an upcoming musical star. Other drams are Red Widow (formerly Penoza), about a widow who is forced to adopt her late husband's
role in a crime syndicate to protect her family and Zero Hour, about an editor
of a conspiracy magazine who is pulled into one of the most fascinating
intrigues in human history. All are from ABC Studios.

666 Park Ave.,
from Warner Bros. TV, is about a young New York couple who encounter paranormal
happenings while managing one of the city's most historic apartment houses. And
Last Resort, from Sony TV and
executive producer Shawn Ryan, follows the renegade crew on a nuclear submarine,
starring Scott Speedman.

On the comedy side, The
(formerly untitled Dan Fogelman project) is a single-camera about
a family who moves into an upscale New Jersey condo complex only to discover
all their neighbors are aliens. The single-camera Comeback Jack (formerly Red Van
) is about a man who must give up his dream of becoming a restaurateur
when his father suffers a heart attack and he must take over the family
handyman business.

How to Live With Your
Parents for the Rest of Your Life
, also single-camera, stars Sarah Chalke
as a single mother who moves back home with her eccentric parents to get help
raising her child. The multi-camera Malibu Country stars Reba McEntire as a divorced mother who moves her three kids and mom from Nashville to Malibu to try and revive her singing career.

Neighbors, Comeback and Malibu Country are all from ABC Studios, Live With Your Parents is from 20th
Century Fox and Imagine TV.