Despite lackluster ratings, NBC has decided to order four more episodes of their new comedy series, Guys with Kids. This brings the episode total to 17. Animal Practice, the other freshman Wednesday night sitcom, was cancelled a couple weeks ago.
Revolving around a trio of young fathers, Guys with Kids stars Anthony Anderson, Jesse Bradford, Zach Cregger, Tempestt Bledsoe, and Jamie-Lynn Sigler.
A few weeks ago, NBC ordered five additional scripts — presumably giving the network more time to make a decision about the show’s fate. The cast and crew were set to begin working on the last of the original 13 episodes next week.
While Guys with Kids certainly hasn’t been a ratings success, it’s actually performing better than Up All Night and 30 Rock. Meanwhile, fellow newbie sitcoms Go On and The New Normal are two of the network’s highest-rated shows (no doubt at least in part due to having The Voice as a lead-in).
To date, Guys with Kids is averaging a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.28 million total viewers.
What do you think? Do you like the Guys with Kids sitcom? Do you think it should be getting better ratings?