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.
12/20/17 at 04:43pm
I am not a Christian, in fact, it is my belief is that all organized religions are mind numbing. This is a great show, not because of any religious doctrine being spewed, but, because it is not full of death, destruction, and does not emphasize evil, and darkness. This show does not rely on bad guys killing good guys or good guys killing the bad guys. Just about all of television is drowning in such "entertainment" and I am a fan of many of those shows, people need to expose themselves to lightness in balance. The other type of program that is so popular are the so-called reality shows have their draw for those who get a kick out of seeing people fail or watching some get bullied, picked on, or losing. Come on people, try something different. The ills of global society can use a little kindness and a lot remembering that we are all human with the same needs.
12/15/17 at 01:25pm
This show looked good and I was hoping to get into it but it has been cancelled.
11/28/17 at 11:26am
Christianity is far from the first religion to feature god(s), angels or any other of the religious iconography.
I'm not religious AT ALL and I still think this show is genuinely funny.
Stop fixating on 'christianity'.
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.
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