ABC has ordered five additional episodes each of Malibu Country and Last Man Standing, the network announced Wednesday.
The network’s Friday night comedy block has fared well, with Last Man Standing becoming the top-rated show at 8/7c on Friday nights in the 18 to 49 demographic and Malibu Country retaining 100 percent of its lead-in in the demo.
Because the series premiered so late in the fall season, the comedies were given partial backorders instead of the customary nine extra episode-order.
Are you excited for more Malibu Country and Last Man Standing?
As ABC is nearing back episodic decision on new dramas Nashville (UPDATE: Nashville just received a full-season order), Last Resort and 666 Park Ave, I hear the network has ordered three additional scripts each of comedies Malibu Country and Last Man Standing. Both shows started the fall with 13-episode orders. Freshman Malibu Country and sophomore Last Man Standing launched only two weeks ago. Both had a great start in the Friday 8 PM slot before dropping double-digits in Week 2.