NBC Orders Four More Episodes of 'Guys With Kids'

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November 15th, 2012

Deadline reports that NBC has ordered for more episodes of multi-camera comedy Guys With Kids, bringing its total to 17 episodes. Though the show has low ratings (last night's episode earned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating), it has been saddled with a tough time period and consistently outperformed its Animal Practice lead-in. As some commentors have noted, it also repeats well. Maybe NBC will end up pairing it with the upcoming multi-camera version of Up All Night.

  • Bob

    Glory be to God! I know this does not mean anything but the more of this show I can watch, the happier I am.

  • BJG

    Very nice!! This show is growing on me!!

  • Cyrax86

    Great news, like the show a lot, though now it’s really looking bad for Save Me.

  • Oliver

    If NBC is planning to pair it with the 5 multi-camera episodes of Up All Night, then they’d need pull it at Christmas to have 5 episodes left. Presumably they would either parachute Save Me in at 8:30 on Wed, or double up the ramaining 8 episodes of Whitney.

    Personally, I think this has been done to keep the show in production for a bit longer before they make a final decision. It’s a very small expanded order.

  • Mr Mumble

    ” it has been saddled with a tough time period”

    No it hasn’t! Was this straight from a press release?

    The marginal cost of extra episodes during a season is very low. Guys With Kids is not going to get a second season barring a miraculous recovery.

  • @ramirescl

    Such a nice show!

  • Oliver

    @Mr Mumble
    Quite. It doesn’t have a good lead-in but it’s up against Survivor, X Factor and The Neighbors. None of those shows are exactly setting the world alight.

  • POI

    its kinda funny at times.

  • SJ

    Wow, so how horrible is Save Me, then?

  • Ram510

    YES!!!!! I wonder if Guys With Kids and Whitney would have for higher ratings last nigh if it would’ve been more episodes it even a full season.

    I still believe this could be a solid player for NBC (kind of like Rules of Engagment for CBS) if they really give it some exposure

  • DougF

    By the time those episodes air it will be below 1.0

  • MichaelS

    Whitney will be paired with itself, and cancelled after it’s 13 episode order. I think Comedy Wed will be over with after Christmas, with NBC putting its comedies elsewhere….

  • Anonymous

    I still think this is Anthony Anderson’s “sequel” to “My Baby’s Daddy”.

  • Fan

    God is Faithful I knew God would keep his promise, Awesome news, GWK will continue to grow, it has faithful viewers and I am one of them, awesome, awesome, awesome x 1000

  • Feedback

    I have a question. If a show is going to get canceled before hitting the 88 episodes, why doesn’t the studio just pay for the extra episodes out of their own pocket before getting a syndication deal? Like that, a cable channel would not only get the 88 syndicated episodes, but some of them will be never-before-seen. Surely, they could even get more money out of a syndicated deal like that.

  • Oliver


    That’s pretty much what happened with The Game and Cougar Town.

  • Justin121

    Guys with Kids, Whitney, and Chicago Fire should be guaranteed renewals.

    Outside of those three, it’s either The Voice, The Voice lead-outs, and Thursday.

    Wednesday is doing better than Thursday, and NBC needs to rebuild away from The Voice.

  • Justin121

    Is Save Me laugh-track or non-laugh-track?

  • r0ckmypants

    @Justin121 – Save Me is single cam, so no laugh track.

    You would think since that was the first show picked up that it would be decent… but all of these low-rated shows getting extra episode pickups doesn’t bode well for it.

  • CrimTV


    It’s single camera, no laugh track

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