CBS adds three more episodes to comedy's first season.
November 17, 2017
The freshman season of 9JKL just got a bit longer, with CBS today adding three additional episodes to the comedy's initial 13-episode order. While more episodes is good news in the short-term, the small top-up does fall short of a full season order, raising questions about the show's future.
9JKL stars Mark Feuerstein - perhaps best known for his lead role in USA Network's Royal Pains - as Josh Roberts, a recently-divorced actor who returns home to regroup between projects. Unfortunately the apartment he ends up living in has him stuck between his parents on one side and his competitive brother and sister-in-law on the other. With Josh's family being a little too close for comfort, he realizes that personal boundaries must be established.
While reviews of the show have not been overly kind, it has put up decent numbers on Monday nights. A strong start through its first four episodes has tapered back in recent weeks, taking a hit in both overall viewers and those in the adults 18-49 demographic. The pull back in ratings could be the reason why CBS was conservative in the number of episodes it added to the show's first season.
The future of 9JKL is ultimately up in the air for now. A second season could still happen but its likelihood appears to be on the low side, perhaps depending on its performance over the remainder of the season.
11/20/17 at 06:35pm
Show sucks .. it's borning.
11/20/17 at 11:45am
Who did they pay to make this happen? I'm sorry, but this is the worst new show on TV.
11/20/17 at 09:29am
Love Linda Lavin in this series but they seriously need to ditch the kid in the lobby. He adds absolutely NOTHING to the storyline & is really not a good actor.
11/20/17 at 09:07am
I tried watching the pilot and couldn't get through the first segment. Just awful.
11/20/17 at 03:11am
I couldn't even get through the first episode. Me, Myself, and I is SO much better. Bring that back and can this rubbish!
11/19/17 at 06:56am
'Reviews have not been overly kind' is probably my new favorite phrase
11/19/17 at 06:30am
Do writers REALLY think 95% of the country can relate to apartments in a high rise where an entire family essentially rents a floor? Seems this show is written for people in New York. Most of the rest of the country doesn't live like that and won't relate. Love Gould... could do without Lavin.. and jsut the writing is horribly cliche. From what I've read elsewhere, this show has already been cancelled. -- http://renewcanceltv.com/9jkl-cancelled-cbs-no-season-2/ This site doesn't seem to be keeping up with some things.
11/18/17 at 10:13pm
I really like Linda Lavin, and she's very funny in this show. I hope they keep it around, it's light and entertaining.
11/18/17 at 07:55pm
Agree with all the comments. There are some great actors in here -- but an exhausted premise and terrible scripts. I actually had high hopes for this. I didn't make it past 1 episode. I don't know how it got topped up.
11/18/17 at 02:12pm
They keep this and get rid of Me Myself and I. Idiots.
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