Can anyone save Kevin? ABC has ordered three additional episodes of its new Kevin (Probably) Saves the World TV show, bringing the season one episode order to a total of 16. Whether that means the low-rated freshman dramedy is cancelled or renewed for a second season is a bit more complex. It has been languishing in ABC’s problematic 10:00pm Tuesday timeslot and has failed to draw the sort of Nielsen numbers typical of a successful, new TV series.
From creators Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World stars Jason Ritter as the self-involved Kevin Finn, who learns he is the last of his generation’s 36 righteous souls meant to power it with the hope that can save the world from destruction. The ABC cast also includes: JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Chloe East, J. August Richards, Dustin Ybarra, and India de Beaufort.
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World: A Look at the Ratings
The first season of Kevin (Probably) Saves the World is averaging a 0.76 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.26 million viewers. When sorted by its demo ratings, it ranks 14th out of ABC’s scripted TV shows, and is 13th, in terms of average total audience size.
While hearing a network has ordered additional episodes may not seem like bad news on the cancellation and renewal front, it is somewhere between probable and likely that there will be no season two of Kevin (Probably) Saves the World. A small back order like this is often more about the network filling a timeslot than an indication that they will order a second season.
Although ABC has posted the episode order news to its press site, Deadline has confirmed the order.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Kevin (Probably) Saves the World TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for season two on ABC?