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ABC Increases Its Orders for Two Comedy Series Deadline

On the same day that ABC ordered a full season of freshman drama "Nashville," as previously reported, the network has also committed to more Friday night comedy, reports Deadline.com.

ABC ordered three additional scripts each of Reba McEntire's new sitcom "Malibu Country" and the sophomore series "Last Man Standing," starring Tim Allen. The two shows anchor ABC's Friday prime time from 8-9 p.m. ET.

The programs got off to great starts in their season premieres, but both shows saw their ratings fall significantly in week two, the report notes.