ABC has announced that it will renew contracts on five unscripted series, which include Dancing with the Stars, Wife Swap, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Supernanny and America's Funniest Home Videos. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has dropped Dance Wars, a spin-off of Dancing with the Stars that struggled in its Monday night slot.
America's Funniest Home Videos is currently in its 18th season, and is the longest-running primetime show in ABC history. Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris will host the hit show, which will be executive produced by Vin Di Bona Productions.
Wife Swap centers on two families with very different values are chosen to take part in a two-week long challenge. The wives from these two families exchange husbands, children and lives (but not bedrooms) to discover just what it's like to live another woman's life. Wife Swap is scheduled to air against Fox's Wednesday edition of American Idol.
Dancing with the Stars is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, Strictly Come Dancing and is Monday's most-watched TV program. The ABC version of the hit dance show is being produced by BBC Productions and executive produced by Conrad Green.
Beginning this season, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition began featuring green elements on every episode with eco-friendly, low energy and recyclable sources being incorporated into the builds. ABC will bring the hit show back for a sixth season with Ty Pennington and his design team that includes Paul DiMeo, Paige Hemmis, Michael Moloney, Ed Sanders, Tracy Hutson.
Supernanny stars Jo Frost as the 'Supernanny' and features the nanny at work taming with wildest toddlers. The hit show was created by Nick Powell and will air opposite of Fox's The Moment of Truth on Wednesday at 9 p.m.