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DVR Ratings Helping Struggling New TV Shows Stay Afloat

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - ABC is a turnaround story in the making. CBS went four-for-four with pickups for its new fall series. Fox is giving thanks for "Gotham." And NBC is enjoying its bench strength with dramas, even if comedy remains a harder nut to crack. Overall, the broadcast nets have gotten off to a good start this season, with a few frosh series, notably ABC's "Black-ish" and "How to Get Away With Murder," and CBS' "Scorpion," standing out from the pack. ABC likes "Black-ish" so much that last week it tacked on two more episodes, lifting its order to 24. The Alphabet also handed out additional episodes for comedy...

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