Fans of American Housewife and Bless This Mess had some good news on Thursday. ABC ordered six additional episodes of each series. This brings the episode count of American Housewife to 21 for this season, and the episode count for Bless This Mess to 19.
Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment, said the following about the decision to order more episodes for both comedies:
“Bless This Mess has quickly become a fan favorite, due in large part to the expert wit of co-creators Lake Bell and Elizabeth Meriwether, and our incredibly talented and charismatic cast,” said Burke. “This series exquisitely captures a witty and warm look into the close-knit communities of America’s heartland, and we are so excited to deliver more stories from ‘Bucksnort’ to the masses.” Burke added, “Sarah Dunn created something special with hit comedy American Housewife, and the Otto family continues to entertain on a level that is relatable and hilarious. As Katie Otto, Katy Mixon delivers a welcome comedic relief with her acerbic take on life. These are two of the funniest, sharpest fish-out-of-water comedies on television. We’re proud of their incredible creative teams and look forward keeping viewers laughing this season.”
In its fourth season, American Housewife has averaged 3.48 million viewers, which is a drop from last season. As for Bless This Mess, the comedy has seen an increase in viewers with an average of 3.78 million viewers each week.
What do you think? Do you watch American Housewife and Bless This Mess? Are you glad ABC has ordered more episodes of these two comedies?