‘The Kids Are Alright,’ ‘Splitting Up Together’ Picked Up for Full Seasons at ABC

Fellow freshman series “Single Parents,” “The Rookie” and “A Million Little Things” previously got back orders

Last Updated: November 7, 2018 @ 1:10 PM

ABC has given full-season orders to two more of its comedy series, “The Kids Are Alright” and “Splitting up Together.”

“The Kids Are Alright,” from creator and executive producer Tim Doyle, joins ensemble comedy “Single Parents,” the Nathan Fillion-led “The Rookie” and the drama “A Million Little Things” to become the fourth freshman series to get a full pickup from the Disney-owned network.

Led by Jenna Fischer, “Splitting Up Together” is in its second season, but had initially received a more conservative order from the network when it was renewed in May. ABC took a similar approach with the “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff “Station 19.”

At the other broadcasters, CBS has given full-season orders to “God Friended Me,” “Magnum PI,” “The Neighborhood” and “FBI,” while Fox has given “The Cool Kids” a back-nine pickup. NBC’s medical drama “New Amsterdam” has also been ordered for a full season and the network gave high-concept “Manifest” an additional 3 episodes, for a total of 16 this season.

Inspired by Doyle’s own childhood, the 1970s-set “The Kids Are Alright” stars Michael Cudlitz and Mary McCormack as the heads of a large Irish-Catholic family with eight boys. Randall Einhorn also serves as an executive producer on the ABC Studios series.

“Splitting Up Together” is from executive producers Ellen DeGeneres, Emily Kapnek, Jeff Kleeman and Dean Holland. The series stars Jenna Fischer, Oliver Hudson, Bobby Lee, Diane Farr, Lindsay Price, Olivia Keville, Van Crosby and Sander Thomas. Mette Heeno, Mie Andreasen and Hella Joof also executive produce the series from A Very Good Production and Piece of Pie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.