ABC orders ‘Far East Orlando’ and ‘Cristela,’ renews ‘Last Man Standing’

May 10 19:28 2014

ABC continued to solidify the network’s fall season on Saturday after renewing Last Man Standing and giving Cristela and Far East Orlando series orders.

Last Man Standing, which stars Tim Allen, will return for its fourth season after pulling in decent enough numbers in the ratings, at least for a Friday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comedy averaged a 1.3 in the 18-49 demographic, which improves to a 1.9 with DVR numbers included.

Cristela managed to get ABC’s attention after the network initially passed on ordering a pilot. The episode was filmed on the Last Man Standing set and evidently intrigued ABC enough to give it another shot. The series is about an American Latina trying to handle dealing with both cultures.

Far East Orlando is somewhat similar to the other show, but follows Eddie as he grows up in Orlando with his immigrant parents. His father loves everything in the American culture, while his mother is often confused by it.

The two series join the recently picked up Secrets and Lies, which stars Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis and Nashville, along with Marvel’s Agent Carter.

Openings were made in the fall schedule when ABC cancelled several series, including Suburgatory, The Neighbors, Trophy Wife and Mixology.

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