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Fox Gives The Grinder and Grandfathered Some Good News Despite Low Ratings

Last week Fox cut Minority Report's episode order from 13 to 10 episodes, which basically means it's canceled, but things are looking much better for the network's Tuesday night comedies, Grandfathered and The Grinder. According the The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has ordered six additional scripts for both series.

Neither comedy has seen significant ratings since debuting September 29. The most recent episode of Grandfathered, which stars John Stamos as a playboy restauranteur who finds out he's a father and a grandfather all at once, was watched by 3.17 million viewers and scored a 1.0 rating in adults ages 18-to-49. Meanwhile, The Grinder, which stars Rob Lowe as an actor who puts his days as a TV lawyer to use in his family's law firm, was watched by 2.53 million viewers and earned a 0.9 rating. According to THR, both series are seeing an average 45 percent increase in viewership through time-shifting and additional platform viewing. Beginning October 27, they'll go off the air for the World Series.

The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is the only other freshman series to receive an additional script order. NBC's Blindspot and ABC's Quantico, meanwhile, have both received full-season orders from their respective networks.

Which do you like better, Grandfathered or The Grinder?

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