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Fox has solidified its Friday comedy block, picking up The Cool Kids for a full season following a solid start for the show.
The network has ordered nine more episodes of the series, bringing its total to 22. That matches the order Fox gave Last Man Standing when it revived the former ABC series.
“[Co-creator] Charlie Day has given us a show that delivers the goods — hilarious stories and impeccable timing and chemistry between its stars, David Alan Grier, Vicki Lawrence, Martin Mull and Leslie Jordan,” said Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn. “On top of that, it has the perfect lead-in with Tim Allen and Last Man Standing. The Cool Kids are just that, and we’re thrilled they’re going to be on Fox for a full season.”
The combination of Last Man Standing and The Cool Kids has been a strong one thus far, propelling Fox to three straight Friday-night wins among adults 18-49.
Through its first three episodes, The Cool Kids is averaging a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5.51 million viewers. Three days of delayed viewing bump those numbers up to 1.6 and just under 7 million viewers; multiplatform viewing of the first two episodes is averaging 8.75 million viewers to date.
Day, Patrick Walsh and Nick Frenkel executive produce the series, which comes from 20th Century Fox TV, FX Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment. Paul Fruchbom co-created the show with Day and is a co-executive producer.
The Cool Kids is the fifth first-year show to have its run extended, joining ABC’s Single Parents, CBS’ FBI and NBC’s Manifest and New Amsterdam.
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