ABC has reportedly ordered an additional three scripts for freshman comedies MALIBU COUNTRY and LAST MAN STANDING, Deadline uncovered tonight.
Both were previously set for 13 episodes, but having debuted to strong numbers for their Friday night timeslots, ABC has decided to put some faith in the Reba and Tim Allen lead shows.
ABC's season premiere of LAST MAN STANDING surged by 1.27 million viewers in its first 3 days of DVR playback to draw an average audience of 9.3 million Total Viewers and grew from a 2.0 rating to a 2.4 rating among Adults 18-49.
The series debut of MALIBU COUNTRY added on 1.34 million viewers to its initial tallies in the L+3 numbers to pull in an average audience of 10.5 million Total Viewers and jumped from a 2.3 rating to a 2.8 rating among Adults 18-49, bolstering its status as Friday's #1 TV show in the key young adult sales demo.
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