‘Neighbors,’ ‘Scandal’ Get Full-Season Orders

Alien comedy, political drama are ABC's first full-season pickups

ABC has given full season orders to the aliens-next-door drama "The Neighbors" and the political drama "Scandal."

"Neighbors," a freshman comedy, has benefitted from a Wednesday time slot between "The Middle" and "Modern Family," ABC's biggest hit.

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"Scandal," a Shonda Rhimes series that stars Kerry Washington (pictured) as a crisis management specialist, debuted in midseason last year and returned last month for its second season.

The two series are the first to receive full-season pickups from ABC this fall.