November 7, 2018

ABC had some good news for freshman series The Kids Are Alright today. The network has extended the comedy's first season by a reported nine episodes, which brings its total to 22.

The sitcom was a latecomer to the 2018-2019 season, premiering in mid-October. Currently three weeks into its run, the show has performed well on Tuesday nights in its post-The Conners time slot at 8:30pm. Averaging a 1.3 overnight rating among adults 18-49, it ranks as one of the top new comdies this fall.

The Kids Are Alright follows a traditional 1970s working-class Irish-Catholic family. Parents Mike and Peggy are raising eight boys who spend most of their days with little to no supervision. With a total of 10 people under one roof sharing three bedrooms and one bathroom, it ends up being everyone for themselves.