Guys With Kids Fares Better Than Animal Practice, Earns Five New Scripts
Things are looking up for NBCís freshman comedy Guys with Kids. The Jimmy Fallon executive produced endeavor can breathe a little easier this week, thanks to NBC generously ordering 5 additional scripts for the show. Itís not a full season order, but at least the news isnít a step closer to cancellation.
Guys with Kids has been on pretty tenuous footing with NBC over the past few weeks. Letís face it, ratings havenít been great, and the show airs on the same night as the already-cancelled Animal Practice and the slightly better-faring, The Neighbors, which earned some extra script orders just a few weeks ago. With Guys with Kids only earning a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic last week, it looked like the peacock network really could have leaned either way with where it wanted the show to go.
The Hollywood Reporter first caught wind of the news, also noting the script pick-up comes just a week after NBC put the axe on Animal Practice. With ratings up only three-tenths over the Justin Kirk-led comedy, it seems like NBC might have just chosen the better of two uninspiring programs to keep new content churning out. Of course, thatís mere speculation on my part, and with five additional scripts, Guys with Kids is even looking better than The Neighbors, which only earned three. Weíll have to wait and see if either show manages to pass the more important humpóearning full season orders and a solid timeslot on NBC.
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