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ABC bets on laughs for the fall, bumps 'Scandal' to midseason

ABC bets on laughs for the fall, bumps 'Scandal' to midseason

ABC is doubling down on the funny.

At a time when its broadcast rivals are struggling to develop new comedies, the network is adding two new family sitcoms to its lineup this fall and expanding comedy programming on Tuesday nights.

"The main thing was looking at what we do well, which is our signature brand of family comedies," newly appointed ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said in a call with reporters Tuesday morning ahead of the network's upfront presentation at David Geffen Hall.

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