While some of CBS’ new comedies have not necessarily proven to be a ratings dynamo, at the same time the network is doing something that we always appreciate: Showing a high degree of loyalty to their young series, giving them a chance to succeed in the end.
Today, the network ordered six more episodes of first-year comedies “Man with a Plan” and “The Green Indoors” — while this doesn’t give them a full 22-episode season, they both also premiered later in the year than the usual fall series. They’re going to get a chance now to further show what they can bring to the table in the long-term.
Of the two shows, we do think that “The Great Indoors” is the superior program, and as a longtime “Community” fan we do love anything that Joel McHale does. This pickup doesn’t guarantee either show a second season, but it does allow CBS to see if their audience can hold up over a longer period of time.
Meanwhile, we’ve also now got word that there will be three more episodes of “Code Black” season 2. Just as we noted with the comedies, this isn’t a guarantee of anything, and in this case, this doesn’t even mean that the show is running until May. This just allows the show to wrap up its run most likely in February before making way for something else, more than likely the second season of “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.” That’s what ended up replacing it last year.
There is no word as of yet regarding the future of “Pure Genius” on Thursday night, just as there is also no word regarding if we will get a premiere date for “The Amazing Race” in the near future.
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