Did you know ABC has a new comedy called Better with You airing Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.? Apparently it does, and the network likes this show so much, it's decided to order up a full season of 22 episodes, despite the fact that said half-hour has generated about as much buzz as a Hallmark Channel movie of the week. New ABC chief Paul Lee late Monday also gave a full-season order to the much more hyped new drama No Ordinary Family, confirmed the previous full-season pick-up for Brothers & Sisters and ordered 5 more episodes of fellow Tuesday night newcomer Detroit 1-8-7. ABC didn't say anything about struggling crime drama The Whole Truth, however, which would indicate the show isn't long for this world (though it may stay on the air through the end of the year). Meanwhile, back to Better with You: The comedy, which comes from the mind of former Friends (and Joey) exec producer Shana Goldberg-Meehan, has been doing acceptable, but hardly inspiring, Nielsen numbers, holding on to about 85 percent of its The Middle lead-in among viewers under 50 the last few weeks. That's on par, or maybe a bit better, than recently renewed freshman comedies $*! My Dad Says and Outsourced. The latter two series, however, have gotten a lot more ink during the early part of the fall season-- though mostly because critics have been slapping those shows for being really awful. Nobody's talking much at all about Better With You, but now that it's apparently going to be sticking around a while, we might actually have to watch it to see if it's worth forming any sort of opinion about it whatsoever.
Most Viewed Stories
Kanye West Just Premiered His 'Famous' Music Video And It Is NSFW
Orange Is the New Black’s Samira Wiley on Poussey’s Devastating Scene, Black Lives Matter, and Looking Straight Into the Camera
HBO’s The Night Of Unfolds Like a Fat Crime Novel
Here's the Naked-People-In-Bed Painting That Influenced Kanye's 'Famous' Video
Aziz Ansari: Trump’s Islamophobia ‘Makes Me Scared for My Family’
What Comes Next? Everything We Know About the Future of Hamilton
Talking Elections and Erections With Daniel Radcliffe
RuPaul on the Orlando Shooting: ‘Don’t F*ck With My Family’
28 Things You Learn While Hanging Out With Tom Hiddleston, Taylor Swift’s New Makeout Buddy
The Breakout Movie Star of the Summer Is the Seagull From The Shallows
Latest News from VultureJay Z Just Released a Documentary to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of 'Reasonable Doubt'
Happy birthday, Brooklyn's Finest!'Hamilton' Will Perform a Fundraiser For Hillary Clinton on July 12th
#HamiltonsWithHerBernie Worrell, Parliament-Funkadelic Keyboardist, Dead at 72
Worrell's influence still lingers in funk and rap music.Kristina Ruehli Drops Defamation Suit Against Bill Cosby
This is the second defamation suit against Cosby that has been dropped this year.Swell Guy Billy Joel Performs With a Billy Joel Cover Band
Three excellent tunes.Someone Remind Amy Schumer to Renew Her Passport, Because She's About to Go on a Massive World Comedy Tour
54 stops in nine countries!Maybe Keep the Lights on While Watching the Trailer For Lights Out
Based on David F. Sandberg’s viral horror short.Master of None’s Shoukath Ansari on Auditioning Against 18 Actors to Play Himself, Baby Aziz, and Donald Trump
"America is great because of the immigrants. You cannot shake the foundation."Here's the Naked-People-In-Bed Painting That Influenced Kanye's 'Famous' Video
Kanye recreated Vincent Desiderio's Sleep.Rory Gilmore Visited Michelle Obama at the White House, and You Just Know They Talked About Books
Of course Rory got distracted in the China Room.
The same old song and dance is coming to an end.Michael Sheen Will Channel His Inner Serial Killer in a New Crime Thriller
He'll portray Gary Ridgway.James Earl Joins Scream Queens For Season 2; With All of These New Male Additions, Ryan Murphy Might Have to Rename the Show Scream Kings
As a series regular.Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and Imagine Dragons Are a Merry Band of Maniacs in the Video for Suicide Squad's 'Sucker for Pain'
No pain, no gain?The Trailer for Dirty 30 Definitely Stays True to Its Name
Because 29 is so passé.Kanye West Just Premiered His 'Famous' Music Video And It Is NSFW
It's even more NSFW than you thought it was going to be.Tony Robbins Convinced Dozens of His Followers to Walk Across Hot Coals
"Unleashing the Power Within" is apparently really painful.Outcast’s Wrenn Schmidt on Her Big Scene and Why the Show Is Really About Identity
Spoilers ahead!Outcast Recap: Keeping the Romance Alive
"A Wrath Unseen" is Outcast's best episode yet.Lin-Manuel Miranda Thinks This Year's 'Amazingly Diverse' Tonys Was a Fluke
"We lucked into one of the most extraordinarily diverse seasons we’ve ever seen in the history of Broadway."