'Boys' back in TBS town
Empty"My Boys" got good news Monday from TBS.
The cable network has ordered nine additional episodes of the show, its first original scripted comedy series, bringing the total number to 22.
In addition, TBS has decided to move up the series' initial-order finale and two additional episodes to the final week of December. Episodes 9 and 10 will air back to back at 10 p.m. Dec. 26, Episodes 11 and 12 will air at 10 p.m. Dec. 27, and the final episode of the show's initial order will air at 10 p.m. Dec. 28.
"My Boys" -- from Sony Pictures Television, Pariah and Two Out Rally Prods. -- stars Jordana Spiro as an unabashed, sports-loving girl who goes looking for romance but finds that being one of the guys can put a crimp on her love life. The show is going back into production after the beginning of the year, with the additional episodes set to premiere in the summer.
"My Boys" debuted Nov. 28 with back-to-back episodes at 10 and 10:30 p.m., averaging 1.8 million and 1.6 million total viewers, respectively. The show, which airs at 10 and 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays, is averaging 1.5 million viewers over six episodes.
"It's understood that comedy is one of the most difficult forms of entertainment to do well, so it's a great feeling to know that our first attempt at creating an original scripted comedy series has been so well-received," said Michael Wright, senior vp original programming at TBS and TNT.
Added Zack Van Amburg, co-president of programming and production at SPT: "The order is validation for a project we believed in and championed from the beginning."
"My Boys" is executive produced by writer-creator Betsy Thomas, Jamie Tarses and Gavin Polone. The show co-stars Jim Gaffigan, Kyle Howard, Reid Scott, Michael Bunin, Jamie Kaler and Kellee Stewart.