Things are looking up for NBC’s 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. It’s not a full season order, but at least the news isn’t a step closer to cancellation.

Guys with Kids has been on pretty tenuous footing with NBC over the past few weeks. Let’s face it, ratings haven’t 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, that’s mere speculation on my part, and with five additional scripts, Guys with Kids is even looking better than The Neighbors, which only earned three. We’ll have to wait and see if either show manages to pass the more important hump—earning full season orders and a solid timeslot on NBC.

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