ABC extends ‘Wonder Years’, ‘Home Economics for Full Seasons’ – The Hollywood Reporter


ABC extends the series of The good years and Domestical economy.

Both Wednesday comedies were picked up for full seasons on the broadcast network. ABC has ordered nine more episodes of each series, bringing the two to the traditional total of 22 full seasons.

The order of nine back for The good years marks ABC’s first full-season order for a rookie show this fall. He joins CBS NCIS: Hawaii, FBI: international and Ghosts to win overtime. (ABC’s only new fall drama, queenscreated a week ago.)

Domestical economy, meanwhile, is in its second season after a brief seven-episode debut last spring. It got a 13-episode renewal after that run and will now stick around for the remainder of the 2021-22 season.

The good years, a remake of the 1988-93 coming-of-age comedy centered on a black family, stars Elisha “EJ” Williams, Dulé Hill, Saycon Sengbloh, Laura Kariuki, Julian Lerner, Amari O’Neil and Milan Ray. Don Cheadle narrates the show as the adult version of Williams’ character, Dean.

Disney’s 20th Television Produced The good years. Lee Daniels, Saladin K. Patterson, Fred Savage, Marc Velez and Bob Daily serve as executive producers.

The series averaged 4.8 million viewers across all platforms within a week of the episodes debuting. It’s related with The Conners as ABC’s highest-rated comedy among adults 18-49 with a 1.3 rating in the key demographic.

Domestical economy, meanwhile, draws 3.6 million cross-platform viewers and a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic over seven days. The series about three siblings in different economic strata stars Topher Grace, Caitlin McGee, Jimmy Tatro, Karla Souza, Sasheer Zamata, Shiloh Bearman, Jordyn Curet, Chloe Jo Rountree, JeCobi Swain and Lidia Porto.

Lionsgate and ABC Signature produce the series. Creators Michael Colton (whose life inspired the series) and John Aboud produce with Grace and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum and Jason Wang of The Tannenbaum Company.


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