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.
11/15/17 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.
11/14/17 at 10:31pm
Well. maybe I've been wrong my entire life and there is an all powerful thing int eh sky with a zombie for a son..... this show's been cancelled.
11/14/17 at 10:08pm
.. if you aren't aware of the propaganda.... it's working on you. That's the ENTIRE POINT of propaganda. Seriously, "angels", "righteous souls", "the Universe" aka "God" they actually slipped up a couple times and used "God". . . and you don't see the Christian slant??? Morons.
11/14/17 at 06:12pm
@Thot - strongly agree! Consider this a "like" and I don't even usually use likes. I would actually love it even more if these boards were interactive and/or allowed ?s.
11/14/17 at 10:25am
It would be very useful if there was a way to like posts.
11/14/17 at 10:24am
I'm not a Christian and I greatly enjoy the show. It's an engaging, lighthearted show about helping others.
11/14/17 at 04:26am
I am actually enjoying it. I am liking some of the surrounding dynamics. The relationship with the niece, the twin sister's relationship with her daughter. I think its just kind of fun.
11/14/17 at 02:59am
I love this show. It has heart and makes me feel good while watching it. I'm surprised and amused by the religious comments on this thread; I'm Jewish and it never crossed my mind that this show is trying to push any sort of religious agenda. It's a sweet show about someone trying to better himself and gets a little guidance; who cares where that guidance comes from, be it an angel, God, his imagination, a wise old man playing chess down the street, an innocent child or a even pet. Jason Titter is wonderful in this role. His father would be so proud.
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