ABC has ordered two additional episodes each from Tuesday night comedy, Fresh Off the Boat, and Wednesday night comedies The Middle, The Golbergs, and Black-ish. Per The Hollywood Reporter, sophomore Fresh Off the Boat, which just received a full season order last month, will move from its current 8:30pm timeslot to 8:00pm, once The Muppets‘ first season comes to a close.
Also from Deadline:
It is standard practice for the broadcast networks to order extra episodes from its strongest performers, and veterans Modern Family and The Middle have produced 24-episode seasons virtually for their entire runs to date. This is the second consecutive year that ABC is going for 24 episodes for all four of its Wednesday comedy series, joined this time by FOTB. The five series come from different studios, 20th TV (Modern Family, FOTB), Warner Bros. TV (The Middle), ABC Studios (Black-ish) and Sony TV (The Goldbergs).
What do you think? Are you a fan of Fresh Off the Boat, The Middle, The Goldbergs, and Black-ish? Do you agree with ABC’s decision to up their orders? Do you think Modern Family will follow suit?