Fox backs Back To You

The Kelsey Grammer sitcom gets a full season order, plus change, despite sliding numbers in the US and on Global.

Fox has ordered another 11 episodes of Back To You, bumping its first season run to a robust 24 episodes despite soft ratings on both sides of the border. The sitcom – which stars Kelsey Grammer opposite Patricia Heaton as TV news anchors – averages about 7 million viewers in the US, where it faces Pushing Daisies and Kid Nation on Wednesdays at 8 pm.

In Canada, the comedy simulcasts on Global, where it debuted to over one million viewers, though its recent numbers have slid to little more than half that. Here, Back To You faces Private Practice – one of this season’s strongest newcomers – on CTV and CBC’s seemingly unstoppable Little Mosque on the Prairie.

Elsewhere on the dial, ABC has ordered another six of Samantha Who, the Christina Applegate sitcom and ratings winner seen here on the A-Channels. Earlier this week ABC/CTV’s Pushing Daisies was bumped to a full season of 22 episodes, while CBS cancelled the E! musical drama Viva Laughlin.

From Playback Daily