NBC’s Guys With Kids is still hanging in there. The network has given a further 4-episode order to the Jimmy Fallon-produced comedy, keeping it alive for the time being. It’s not a full-season order like NBC’s two other new comedies, The New Normal and Go On received, but neither is it facing the axe that felled its former Wednesday night partner, Animal Practice.

Guys With Kids has done better than it probably should have given a difficult time slot and a lead-in from one of the earliest shows to be cancelled this year. It managed to build on the Animal Practice lead-in week after week, and has held steady at 1.3 rating for the past two weeks, according to Deadline, earning it a few more episodes. That will give the show a total of 17 episodes for its first season. The cancellation of Animal Practice may have been the best possible thing for Guys With Kids, giving it instead the lead-in from the more popular Whitney which premiered its second season last night. Odds are good that the new pairing will give Guys With Kids a further boost.

Guys With Kids wasn’t one of my bets to succeed this season, but so far it seems to be holding its own. Apparently the conclusion so far is that babies do better than animals in primetime. The series stars Anthony Anderson, Jesse Bradford, and Zach Cregger as the title “Guys” around whose parenting experience the show revolves, as well as Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Erinn Hayes, and Tempestt Bledsoe. Guys With Kids airs Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

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