FOX has picked up nine additional episodes of new comedy The Cool Kids, which joins Last Man Standing with a full season order, it was announced today by Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
“Charlie Day has given us a show that delivers the goods – hilarious stories and impeccable timing and chemistry between its stars, David Alan Grier, Vicki Lawrence, Martin Mull and Leslie Jordan,” said Thorn. “On top of that, it has the perfect lead-in with Tim Allen and ‘Last Man Standing.’ ‘The Cool Kids’… are just that… and we’re thrilled they’re going to be on FOX for a full season.”
On September 28, driven by Last Man Standing and The Cool Kids, FOX posted its most-watched Friday with entertainment in a decade. Last Man Standing (2.7/15 Live + 7 Day, 13.4 million multi-platform viewers to-date) was the most-watched Friday regular comedy telecast on any network in 15 years, as well as FOX’s most-watched Friday entertainment telecast in nearly 18 years and most-watched comedy on any night in four and half years. Leading out of Last Man Standing, The Cool Kids scored a 2.1/11 L7 in the key Adult 18-49 demographic, drawing 10.2 million multi-platform viewers to-date, making it broadcast’s most-watched Friday comedy debut in almost six years.
From executive producer Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and starring David Alan Grier, Martin Mull, Vicki Lawrence and Leslie Jordan, The Cool Kids is a multi-camera comedy about a rowdy, rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule in order to have fun – because, at their age, what do they really have to lose?
The Cool Kids is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, in association with FX Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment. Charlie Day, Patrick Walsh, and Nick Frenkel are executive producers. Co-executive producer Paul Fruchbom created the series with Day.