‘The Wonder Years’ and ‘Home Economics’ receive full season orders from ABC


ABC’s Wednesday night comedy lineup isn’t changing anytime soon.

The network gave both freshman comedy The good years and the second Domestical economy full season orders, picking up nine additional episodes. It comes after the two aired five episodes this fall.

The good years is a reimagining of the 1988-93 comedy, with its coming-of-age story following Dean (Elisha “EJ” Williams) as a 12-year-old navigating a middle-class black family in Montgomery, Utah. Alabama. It also stars Don Cheadle (narrating as Adult Dean), Dulé Hill, Saycon Sengbloh, Laura Kariuki, Julian Lerner, Amari O’Neil and Milan Ray.

The good years was ABC’s strongest new comedy in two years by total viewers (6.4 million) and adults 18-49 (1.9 rating) after seven days of cross-platform viewing. The comedy averaged 4.8 million total viewers after seven days of viewing across all linear and digital platforms.

Domestical economy centers on the heartwarming, uncomfortable, and frustrating relationship between three adult siblings: one in the 1%, one middle class, and one barely coping. It stars Topher Grace, Caitlin McGee, Jimmy Tatro, Karla Souza and Sasheer Zamata.

Its Season 2 premiere topped its May finale in both viewers (by 6%) and adults 18-49 (by 17%). It averaged 3.6 million viewers and a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49 after seven days of viewing across all linear and digital platforms in its second season.

This news follows CBS picking up three of its new fall shows – FBI: international, NCIS: Hawaiiand Ghosts – for full seasons earlier in October. (Expert: Vegas is set to be a 10-episode season.) ABC’s other new fall show, queenscreated on October 19.

The good yearsWednesdays, 8:30 a.m./7:30 p.m., ABC

Domestical economyWednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., ABC


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