ABC has picked up its “The Muppets” series reboot for an additional three episodes, bringing the first season up to a total of sixteen episodes.
That number is six short of the usual twenty-two episode run of a network season, but sources for The Live Feed says the shortfall is to accommodate the network’s midseason such as family comedy “The Real O’Neals” and the “Uncle Book” re-imagining.
The series ranks as Tuesday’s highest-rated new series among adults 18-49 and has improved the network’s Tuesday slot by 69% in total viewers. It is also the final Fall freshman series to get a back-order following pick-ups for “Quantico” and “Dr. Ken” and trimmed the episode count for soap “Blood and Oil”.