Scandal and The Neighbors get a full-season order according to ABC, Monday. The political drama series, Scandal and the sitcom surrounding the suburban alien community, The Neighbors is now getting a total of 22 episodes this year. According to TV line, it is an interesting move by the network to up the new comedy for a full season. They weighed-in with the statement:
TVLine viewers weren’t huge fans of The Neighbors‘ premiere — you all gave it an average grade of D — ABC likely responded to the aliens-in-the-suburbs sitcom’s strong debut ratings (9.3 million viewers and a 3.3 rating) and its steady performance in its Wednesday-night timeslot.
Moreover, the Shonda Rhimes series was given a 'toss up for renewal/cancellation' conjecture by TV by the numbers.
Are you thrilled about this new move by ABC?