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ABC will not have to worry about its Friday schedule for the rest of the season. The network decided to order additional episodes of its two comedies Last Man Standing and Malibu Country.
Last Man Standing is in its second season and stars Tim Allen, while Malibu Country is in its freshman season. That show stars Country singer Reba McEntire.
According to Entertainment Weekly, both shows earned an order for five more episodes, although neither show is doing particularly well in the 18-49 demographic. However, Malibu Country is drawing an average of 8.7 million viewers, making it the most-watched new comedy of the season.
As The Hollywood Reporter notes, the two shows started their seasons late, so ABC didn’t have enough room left in the season to order the traditional back nine episodes.
Malibu Country, Nashville and The Neighbors have all been picked up for full freshman seasons, while Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue weren’t so lucky. Both shows will end after 13 episodes.