ABC Renews 'According to Jim'
ABC has given a belated renewal to veteran comedy “According to Jim,” sources close to the deal said.
The network has ordered 18 episodes as a midseason replacement. The decision comes more than a month after the network’s upfront presentation, when such programming decisions are typically announced.
Although ABC’s dramas such as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Lost” have scored with viewers, the network has had a difficult time cultivating a successful comedy block.
“Jim” averaged a 2.3 rating among adults 18 to 49 in the most recent season, where it ran in varying time periods as the network tried out different scheduling scenarios. “Jim” debuted in 2001 to a 4.2 average.
“Jim” is a production of ABC Television Studio in association with Brad Grey Television. The network and studio had no comment.