Is there a future for Kevin (Probably) Saves the World? Recently, star Jason Ritter spoke with TVLine about the ABC series’ season two renewal chances.
The comedy-drama centers on Kevin Finn (Jason Ritter), a selfish and materialistic man who must commit acts of acts of kindness to save the world. The cast also includes JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Chloe East, J. August Richards, Dustin Ybarra, and India de Beaufort.
It’s unclear if ABC will renew Kevin (Probably) Saves the World for a second season or not. So far, season one is averaging a .69 rating in the 18-49 demo and only 2.848 million viewers, making it one of the network’s lowest-rated TV series for the 2017-2018 season.
In the interview, Ritter says the renewal decision is still very much up in the air:
I never really know. I just hope that people watch these last three episodes or catch up. There’s so many different things in the air. [ABC has] to do new pilots. We’ll probably know at the last second. But I think a good indicator [will be] how many people watch these episodes, which I hope is a lot.”
Later, Ritter said he hopes Kevin (Probably) Saves the World is renewed because it’s a good-hearted show:
That was one of the things that I responded to so strongly in the pilot. [In] this period of time where it’s gotten so cutthroat, you [have] people online verbally brutalizing each other. It’s so easy to dismiss other people’s humanity through a computer monitor. So I do think it’s important. We have a lot of dark shows, and not a lot of shows that are… [Creators] Michele [Fazekas] and Tara [Butters], when they were talking about the show, initially, their theme was [for] it was: “Don’t be a jerk. Stop being mean. And even a little bit of kindness goes a long way.” It’s nice to have a show that shows how that can work, even if you don’t have a warrior from God prodding you to do nice things. [Laughs] You can just do it on your own.”
What do you think? Do you watch Kevin (Probably) Saves the World? Would you watch a second season?