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CBS has firmed up the orders for two second-year comedies.
Matt LeBlanc-starrer Man With a Plan, from executive producers Jeff and Jackie Filgo, launched Nov. 13 and collected 6.5 million total viewers when factoring in seven days of DVR. Superior Donuts, starring Jermaine Fowler and produced by Bob Daily, Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan, returned Oct. 30 and is averaging 5.8 million total viewers when adding in delayed viewing. Both multicamera comedies are produced in-house by CBS Television Studios.
The sophomore orders come after CBS’ freshman comedies have largely failed to cut through. Outside of Big Bang Theory prequel Young Sheldon — picked up for a full season after airing only one episode — rookie Me, Myself and I was pulled from the schedule after nine episodes, while 9JKL scored only a three-episode pickup. The network still has Johnny Galecki-produced Warner Bros. Television comedy By the Book on the bench and awaiting a midseason premiere date.
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