Press release from ABC, Oct. 9, 2017:
At 11:48 a.m. EDT, live, on ABC’s “The View,” it was declared by an official adjudicator that Jason Ritter, star of ABC’s “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” achieved the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Most hugs given in one minute by an individual. Ritter, donning his headband and supported by “The View” co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin and brand-new co-host, Meghan McCain, achieved a new record of 86 hugs given by an individual in a minute, besting the previous record of 79 hugs set in March 2016.
We are not done hugging or spreading the goodwill … ABC has declared TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, “National Hug-a-Kevin Day!,” inspired by “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.” On this occasion, people are encouraged to hug a ‘Kevin’ in their lives. If you are unable to physically hug your Kevin, please visit facebook.com/KevinProbably/ to share the love with our “Kevin.” Please hug responsibly.
Tune in to “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” is produced by ABC Studios. The series is co-created and executive produced by Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters (“Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Resurrection,” “Reaper”). In addition, the series is executive produced by Chris Dingess and Craig DiGregorio. “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” stars Jason Ritter as Kevin Finn, JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Amy Cabrera, Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Yvette, Chloe East as Reese Cabrera, J. August Richards as Deputy Nate Purcell, Dustin Ybarra as Tyler Medina and India de Beaufort as Kristin Allen.