ABC renewed four reality series Friday, ordering additional seasons of "Dancing With the Stars," "The Bachelor," "America's Funniest Home Videos" and "Shark Tank."
None of the renewals comes as a particular surprise. "Dancing With the Stars" will be back for a 19th season. Though it skews old and has seen its ratings dim in recent cycles, prompting ABC to reduce it to just one episode a week last year, the competition series remains a reliable performer for the network on Monday nights. Its most recent episode brought in 13.1 million viewers, and in terms of overall audience it regularly outperforms other non-scripted shows like Fox's "American Idol" and NBC's "The Voice."
Another reality stalwart, "The Bachelor," has earned another rose and will be returning for a 19th season. Though its most recent star, Juan Pablo Galvais, was anything but popular with fans, the series remains a hit with ABC's target female demographic, with the most recent season finale reeling in 11 million viewers.
The long-running clip show "America's Funniest Home Videos," hosted by Tom Bergeron, will be back for a 25th season. Returning for a sixth season is "Shark Tank," whose renewal was a guarantee. The business-themed reality competition continues to bring its ratings bite for the network. Its most recent episode brought in 5.84 million viewers in its 8 p.m. Friday slot, winning the hour with a 1.5 rating in the advertiser-prized 18-49 demographic.
The shows join previously announced returning series "Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy," "The Middle," "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Resurrection, "Once Upon a Time," "Revenge," "Castle," "The Goldbergs" and "Modern Family."
Yvonne Villarreal contributed to this report.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times