ABC is sticking with “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”
Announced this morning, the network has officially renewed the Alfonso Ribeiro-hosted “AFV” for its 30th and 31st seasons – keeping it on the air through the 2020-21 TV season. The series, which is ABC’s longest-running primetime entertainment show, continues to perform well in the ratings and is currently up 17% in total viewers from its last season.
“It is with a great sense of pride we look to our 30th- and 31st-year pickup,” said executive producer Vin Di Bona. “Our audience depends on us to deliver quality family programs, and we delight in the capacity to give the nation and the world at least one great belly laugh a week.”
Additionally, the network has also ordered a new “AFV” spin-off, titled “Videos After Dark,” featuring the return of original “AFV” host, Bob Saget. The show will reportedly feature edgier, more adult clips than the family-friendly “AFV” does.
“‘AFV’ has been a fixture in households across America for decades, and we are so happy that this show still resonates,” said Rob Mills, Senior VP of Alternative, Late Night, and Specials at ABC. “Now the generation that grew up with the hilarious Bob Saget as the host of AFV is old enough to stay up past 10 p.m. to see him on ‘Videos After Dark.'”
“America’s Funniest Home Videos” airs every Sunday night on ABC. The premiere date for “Videos After Dark” is currently unknown.