I've heard it's on the bubble and it may or may not get renewed. Any way a quick Google check says that was the case as of the dead of November.
I'd assumed that they're giving out the episodes for free in an attempt to help build audience interest. I don't see why else they'd give out all the episodes for free.
The actress who plays the French girl (my favorite) tweeted that the show is cancelled (except for one episode after Christmas), but ABC is spinning that this is not the case, and that the show will finish its season and may even return next year.
I had not seen ABC's response