ABC has given “Super Fun Night” and “Back in the Game” an assist.
The network has ordered two additional scripts from each of the comedies, an ABC Studios representative told TheWrap.
Last Wednesday’s episode of “Super Fun Night” in the 9:30 p.m. timeslot earned a 2.1/6 rating in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic, down 16 percent from the week before, and 6 million total viewers. The series lost more than 40 percent of it’s lead-in audience from “Modern Family.”
At the 8:30 p.m. timeslot, “Back in the Game” earned a 1.8/5, which was level with the previous week, and 6.2 million viewers.
“Super Fun Night,” which was created and stars Rebel Wilson, opened to poor reviews. It ended up scrapping its original pilot episode, airing Episode 2 as its premiere episode instead.
Originally in contention at CBS, the network passed on “Super Fun Night.” ABC ended up giving it a greenlight and fast-tracked it for the fall season.
Co-created and executive-produced by brothers Mark and Robb Cullen for 20th Century Fox Television, “Back in the Game” earned unenthusiastic reviews. It stars Maggie Lawson as Terry Gannon, Jr., a former softball player with a bright future, who reunites with her estranged father, played by James Caan.