Samantha, Kath & Kim Receive Full-Season Pickups
Christina Applegate in Samantha Who?, Molly Shannon and Selma Blair in Kath & Kim
Two more shows can breathe a little deeper now that they have received full-season (or almost full-season) orders.
ABC has ordered seven new episodes of sophomore comedy Samantha Who?, bringing the full-season count to 20, two shy of the usual order. (The network isn't "forgetting" about Sam, but rather says the smaller order is only a result of having a wealth of midseason shows, like Scrubs and According to Jim (groan), on deck.)
Receiving the traditional "back-nine" pickup is NBC's Kath & Kim, starring Molly Shannon and Selma Blair as a dopey mother-daughter duo. The Australian adaptation is the latest of NBC's freshman class to receive a full-season order, following Knight Rider.
Sam Who?, which stars Christina Applegate as an amnesiac trying to piece her life back together, has averaged 10.5 million viewers following Dancing with the Stars this season, winning its time slot among women 18-49. Kath & Kim averages about 6 million viewers a week, and while its numbers have declined since its premiere, the series retains all of its My Name Is Earl lead-in audience.
Are you happy to have all these funny ladies sticking around for the rest of the season?