ABC’s “Trophy Wife” has developed into the best new comedy of an otherwise dire season on the big networks. So it’s a relief to learn that the series, which was created by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins and stars Malin Akerman as a party girl turned third wife to a lawyer (Bradley Whitford) with three kids, has been picked up for a full first season.
The continued survival of “Trophy Wife” was by no means certain considering its ratings, but ABC has decided to give the show a chance with a season run alongside the better rated but less critically loved freshman series “The Goldbergs.” Rebel Wilson’s “Super Fun Night” hasn’t been given the same treatment yet, but has gotten four more episodes.
“Back in the Game,” on the other hand, has been canceled, though it’s looking like all 13 episodes already ordered will air. Co-creator Robb Cullen (“Lucky,” “Cop Out”) broke the news that ABC had elected not to go through with the Little League comedy on Twitter:
So, ABC has decided NOT 2 move forward w @BackInTheGameTV 2 all of u fangles and friends, I can’t begin 2 thank u for all of ur support.
— Robb Cullen (@robbcullen) November 2, 2013