'Nashville' Renewed For Season 2: ABC Sticks With Connie Britton's Country Drama

"Nashville" has been renewed for Season 2, ABC announced today.

Although the Connie Britton drama opened strong with 2.8 in the 18-49 demo, it spent much of the season hovering around a 1.8, so it was considered a bubble show.

Still, the series was well-received among critics and Britton remains one of TV's most beloved stars following "Friday Night Lights." The fact that the show's country soundtrack continues to sell is another mark in its favor.

As well as "Nashville," the network renewed "Castle," "Grey's Anatomy," "Last Man Standing," "The Middle," "Modern Family," "Once Upon A Time," "Revenge," "Scandal" and "Suburgatory." ABC canceled an additional five series from the 2012-2013 season: "Body Of Proof," "Happy Endings," "How To Live With Your Parents," "Malibu Country" and "Red Widow," which join the previously canceled "666 Park Avenue," "Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23," "Last Resort," "Private Practice" and "Zero Hour." ABC has not confirmed the reported fates of "Family Tools" and "The Neighbors."

ABC picked up a number of comedies for the 2013-2014 season: "Super Fun Night" starring Rebel Wilson; ensemble "Mixology"; Malin Akerman's "Trophy Wife"; family comedy "The Goldbergs" and "Back in the Game" starring James Caan. On the drama side, in addition to "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," ABC picked up spinoff "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland"; drama "The Returned"; David Zabel's "Lucky 7" and "Betrayal"; the Christian Slater/Steve Zahn vehicle "Mind Games" and Sofia Vergara-produced "Killer Women."

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2013 Renewal Index: Canceled, Renewed & On The Bubble Shows