You’ll be seeing more of the befuddled middle-aged men at the center of three first-year CBS comedies this season.
The network has extended the orders for “Kevin Can Wait,” “Man with a Plan” and “The Great Indoors,” all of which CBS’ sister studio produces or co-produces.
“Kevin Can Wait,” which got a full-season order back in October, will make two more episodes, for a total of 24 this season. It has been a solid performer on Monday nights and is currently CBS’ No. 2 comedy behind “The Big Bang Theory.” It averages a 1.8 same-day rating in adults 18-49 and 8.16 million viewers, rising to 2.5 and 10.2 million with DVR and on-demand viewing added.
“Man with a Plan” and “The Great Indoors” initially got shorter pickups owing to their later start dates (both premiered in late October). CBS has now extended their orders to a standard 22 episodes. With all three shows, the additional orders cut down the number of reruns needed to fill space later in the season.
“The Great Indoors” draws a same-day 1.5 in adults 18-49 and 7.66 million viewers, then grows to 1.9 and 8.8 million with a week of delayed viewing. “Man with a Plan” is at 1.3/6.37 million for its initial airing and 1.6/7.4 million after seven days.
CBS has one other comedy yet to debut this season: “Superior Donuts,” based on the play of the same name, is set to premiere in February. It will join the Monday lineup following the finale of “The Odd Couple,” which the network opted not to extend beyond 13 episodes this season.