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ABC Expands Its Orders for Comedies

Nov 7, 2018  •  Post A Comment

ABC is doubling down on two of its current comedy series, giving full-season orders to the Tuesday night comedies “The Kids Are Alright” and “Splitting Up Together.”

“The Kids Are Alright,” from ABC Studios, is a freshman series, having premiered in October.

“From creator and executive producer Tim Doyle (‘Last Man Standing,’ ‘The Real O’Neals’), the series is inspired by Doyle’s own childhood,” ABC says in its announcement.

The show’s ensemble cast includes Michael Cudlitz as Mike Cleary, Mary McCormack as Peggy Cleary, Sam Straley as Lawrence Cleary, Caleb Foote as Eddie Cleary, Sawyer Barth as Frank Cleary, Christopher Paul Richards as Joey Cleary, Jack Gore as Timmy Cleary, Andy Walken as William Cleary and Santino Barnard as Pat Cleary.

The sophomore comedy “Splitting Up Together” was developed for American television by Emily Kapnek (“Suburgatory”), who serves as executive producer with Ellen DeGeneres, Dean Holland (“Parks and Recreation”) and Jeff Kleeman (“Little Big Shots”).

The series stars Jenna Fischer as Lena, Oliver Hudson as Martin, Bobby Lee as Arthur, Diane Farr as Maya, Lindsay Price as Camille, Olivia Keville as Mae, Van Crosby as Mason and Sander Thomas as Milo. The show is produced by Piece of Pie Productions and A Very Good Production in association with Warner Bros. Television.

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