The new drama only receives a small top up.
November 12, 2017
ABC has reportedly ordered three additional episodes for the first season of Kevin (Probably) Saves the World. The freshman drama premiered last month and is six episodes into its run.
Jason Ritter stars as the titular character, Kevin Finn, who is a self-absorbed man down on his luck and on a perilous path to despair. When he heads back home to stay with his twin sister and niece, an unlikely celestial being appears to him and tasks him with a mission to save the world, giving Kevin a new purpose in life.
While reviews have leaned to the positive side, the show has struggled to find an audience on Tuesday nights at 10:00pm. Episodes regularly fall behind its time slot competition, drawing fewer overall viewers and averaging below a 0.8 in the adults 18-49 demographic.
While the three-episode pickup does extend the show's season, the small number raises questions about the show's future. On one hand, the total number of episodes falls short of a full season order - something typically required for a show to return for another season. But on the other hand, ABC's top new drama The Good Doctor, only received five extra episodes for its first season and is considered a shoo-in for a renewal.
For now it appears the network is taking a wait-and-see approach to Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, with its future likely-dependent on how it performs for the remainder of the season.
11/21/17 at 11:19pm
Love Jason and Joanna, love the show. Please renew and give it a chance.
11/20/17 at 03:42am
This is one of the best shows currently on. Ritter is absolutely adorable! I fund my self giggling through the whole show. Now they have added Sasso! Easily doubled the funny! I can't look at him without laughing. A favorite! So tired of all the crap tv. This actually has substance. Please, please don't get rid of this one!
11/17/17 at 07:57pm
I really like this show. No negativity and violence like most shows nowadays.
11/16/17 at 09:10am
Coo! I really love this show.
11/16/17 at 03:04am
I think show is good. I usually like shows like Family Guy or The Mick, but this is a good show. It's funny, and Ritter does a great job. His invisible sidekick is great, too. As for Tucker, he strikes me as a person who gets offended if you have an opinion about anything that goes against what Tucker believes in, but it is okay to call Jesus a zombie. Typical
11/15/17 at 08:28pm
Look if you want to be a Christian and believe in some mythical creature that lives int he sky and has a zombie son.. more power to you. I hope that crutch works for you. It's better than many other crutches people use. However, putting such drivel on prime time TV is ridiculous. ABC may as well run the 700 Club in the 9pm time slot. But, as I've posted and this site has YET to update.. this show may have gotten 3 more episodes, but it's NOT getting a second seasons. Those last 3 episodes may have been an extension to wrap up the story rather than ending on a cliffhanger.
11/15/17 at 08:03pm
And ijuan.. you might call yourself an atheist, but clearly the propaganda is working on you.
11/15/17 at 08:02pm
Not saying the word "Jesus" does not make a show non-Christian. Get real. The marketers know that using the word "Jesus" immediately shows their cards. That's not how propaganda works.. and Touched By an Angel was ALSO propaganda... just listen to Michall Landon interviews... silly.
11/15/17 at 01:34pm
It's really just a show about being a good person and helping others. The saving the world isn't anything about God or angels. The point is, only people can make the world better by treating each other with care and kindness. I'm an atheist and love the show.
11/15/17 at 10:40am
You are missing the point. Just because a show mentions a god, angels, righteous souls, etc. doesn't make it a Christian show. There is no mention of Jesus so how could it be a Christian show. You could call it a religious show, but not a Christian one.
Go back about 10-15 years to the show "Touched by an Angel". Many people considered that show to be Christian but, like "Kevin", there is never any mention of Jesus, just god and angels and such. Similar situation but still not Christian.
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