4:00pm PT by Michael O'Connell
CBS Orders More 'Kevin Can Wait,' 'Great Indoors,' 'Man With a Plan'
CBS cannot get enough of its freshman multicams.
The network on Friday announced that comedies Kevin Can Wait, The Great Indoors and Man With a Plan all are getting even more episodes — after earlier requests for additional episodes in the fall.
Kevin Can Wait, the season's top new comedy, will air a whopping 24 episodes in its first year. Its additional two episodes come after the fall's speedy back-nine order. The Great Indoors and Man With a Plan previously had only received back orders for 19-episode seasons. Their three-episode additions bring their tallies to a traditional broadcast 22.
Season-to-date, Kevin Can Wait is averaging a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 10.2 million viewers. The Great Indoors follows with a 1.9 in the demo and 8.8 million viewers, while Man With a Plan trails with a 1.6 rating and 7.4 million viewers.
CBS isn't exactly flush with open spaces this season, so the orders reflect the network's confidence in all three and the continued push to air fewer repeats during the broadcast season. The network's only freshman comedy that has yet to premiere is Superior Donuts. The Jermaine Fowler comedy will stay on the bench until February, when The Odd Couple completes its 13-episode run.