The Kids Are Alright is doing alright after all. ABC just announced they’ve given a full season order to the freshman TV show.
Set in the 1970s, the comedy centers on the Clearys, an Irish-Catholic family living on the outskirts of Los Angeles. The cast includes Michael Cudlitz, Mary McCormack, Sam Straley, Caleb Foote, Sawyer Barth, Christopher Paul Richards, Jack Gore, Andy Walken, and Santino Barnard.
While it’s unclear if ABC will renew The Kids Are Alright for a second season, the full season order is a good sign. So far, the series is averaging a 1.25 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5.662 million viewers.
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ABC ORDERS FULL SEASONS OF TUESDAY NIGHT COMEDIES ‘THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT’ AND ‘SPLITTING UP TOGETHER’
Tuesday night comedies “The Kids Are Alright” and “Splitting Up Together” have been given full-season orders, Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, announced today.
New series “The Kids Are Alright,” from ABC Studios, premiered in October. From creator and executive producer Tim Doyle (“Last Man Standing,” “The Real O’Neals”), the series is inspired by Doyle’s own childhood. This ensemble stars Michael Cudlitz as Mike Cleary, Mary McCormack as Peggy Cleary, Sam Straley as Lawrence Cleary, Caleb Foote as Eddie Cleary, Sawyer Barth as Frank Cleary, Christopher Paul Richards as Joey Cleary, Jack Gore as Timmy Cleary, Andy Walken as William Cleary and Santino Barnard as Pat Cleary. Randall Einhorn is also an executive producer.
Sophomore comedy “Splitting Up Together” is developed for American television by Emily Kapnek (“Suburgatory”), who serves as executive producer with Ellen DeGeneres, Dean Holland (“Parks and Recreation”) and Jeff Kleeman (“Little Big Shots”). The series stars Jenna Fischer as Lena, Oliver Hudson as Martin, Bobby Lee as Arthur, Diane Farr as Maya, Lindsay Price as Camille, Olivia Keville as Mae, Van Crosby as Mason and Sander Thomas as Milo. Mette Heeno, Mie Andreasen and Hella Joof are also executive producers. The series is produced by Piece of Pie Productions and A Very Good Production in association with Warner Bros. Television.”
What do you think? Are you watching The Kids Are Alright? Do you want a second season?