ABC picked up more episodes of its rookie The good years revival and second comedy Domestical economy. Each received a back order of nine episodes, bringing their pickups to 22 full-season episodes.
Domestical economy was a mid-season entry; its seven-episode first season premiered in April and was renewed in May. New airing shows that launch mid-season traditionally get a partial 13-episode Season 2 renewal, which is followed by a backorder if they perform well. Due to Domestical economy‘ Short freshman season, impacted by the pandemic, ABC put extra marketing behind the comedy’s Season 2 return on Sept. 22, treating it like a freshman show. Pickup comes five episodes in Domestical economy‘ second race.
Inspired by the real-life experiences of writer and executive producer Michael Colton, the series, developed by Colton and John Aboud, documents the uncomfortable but heartwarming relationships of three siblings in very different circumstances: one ultra-wealthy, the other middle class. and a scraper.
The stars of the series include Topher Grace, Caitlin McGee, Jimmy Tatro, Karla Souza and Sasheer Zamata.
In its second season to date, the comedy has averaged 3.6 million total viewers and a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49 after seven days of viewing across all linear and digital platforms.
The good years also premiered on September 22 as ABC’s strongest new comedy in two years with total viewers (6.4 million) and adults 18-49 (1.9 rating) after seven. days of cross-platform viewing. The show averaged 4.8 million total viewers after seven days across all linear and digital platforms equally The Conners as ABC’s No. 1 comedy this season among adults 18-49.
The revival of the hit 1988-1993 ABC series follows the black middle-class Williams family in Montgomery, AL, during the turbulent end of the 1960s. Dean Williams (Elisha “EJ” Williams) is the child of 12 years at the center of the coming-of-age story, and Don Cheadle narrates as the voice of adult Dean.
Domestical economy airs at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, and The good years broadcast the same evening at 8:30 p.m.