ABC announced full-season orders for the hit fall series “mixed-ish” and “Stumptown.” The network also announced a spring season pickup for “The Rookie,” which has been helping the network dominate Sunday late-night programming. The announcements were made on Monday by Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment, announced today.
“This fall, ‘Stumptown’ has delivered a rich, inventive and fun thrill ride each week with a stellar cast that features one of the most fearless female characters at the center; ‘mixed-ish’ has established itself as one of the sharpest, funniest and most original new comedies of the season; and ‘The Rookie’ has continued to bring compelling storytelling and powerful performances to its passionate and loyal fan base,” said Burke. “Thanks to the brilliant creative teams behind these series, along with the phenomenal casts and crews, for delivering three incredibly entertaining and distinctive shows. We’re so proud of this great crop of shows that are all off to strong starts this fall, and we can’t wait to bring more fantastic episodes to our schedule this season.”
It’s not a surprise that “mixed-ish” is on the list, the show is the top new comedy of the season in Adults 18-49. The series stars Tika Sumpter as Alicia Johnson, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Paul Johnson, Christina Anthony as Denise, Arica Himmel as Bow Johnson, Ethan William Childress as Johan Johnson, Mykal-Michelle Harris as Santamonica Johnson, and Gary Cole as Harrison. The show is executive produced by Kenya Barris, Tracee Ellis Ross, Peter Saji, Karin Gist, Randall Winston, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, and E. Brian Dobbins.
“Stumptown” is currently the top playback gainer for a new series this season in Total Viewers, jumping nearly 4M viewers after seven days to double its Live + Same Day average. The show builds on its lead-in by double digits in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 to stand as ABC’s most-watched program on Wednesday night this season. “Stumptown” stars Cobie Smulders as Dex Parios, Jake Johnson as Grey McConnell, Tantoo Cardinal as Sue Lynn Blackbird, Cole Sibus as Ansel Parios, Adrian Martinez as Tookie, with Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Cosgrove, and Michael Ealy as Detective Miles Hoffman. Creator and executive producer Jason Richman and co-showrunner and executive producer Matt Olmstead produce the series along with Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad, Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth. and Justin Greenwood.
Season to date, “The Rookie” is improving its new Sunday time slot for ABC by triple digits in Total Viewers (+214%) and Adults 18-49 (+175%), marking ABC’s most-watched series in the time slot in four years. Building on its lead-in by double digits, the show ranks as the top scripted series for Sundays at 10 pm. The show is currently ABC’s most-watched and highest-rated program on the night this season in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. “The Rookie” stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Mekia Cox as Nyla Harper, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin Jr. as Jackson West, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford. Alexi Hawley is writer and executive producer. Mark Gordon, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Jon Steinberg, Bill Norcross, Terence Paul Winter, and Rob Bowman are executive producers on the series.
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