AceShowbiz - "The Muppets" is the latest rookie series that has scored a full season order. The show, which explores the Muppets' personal lives and relationships, has earned three additional episode order from ABC, bringing its freshman season to a total of 16 episodes.
Though it's not the standard 22-episode full season, the move is still a nice vote of confidence considering the show's declining ratings compared to its impressive debut (9.01 million viewers and a 2.9 in the 18-49 demo). The most recent outing drew 4.3 million total viewers and a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49. It still ranks as Tuesday's highest-rated new TV show among adults 18-49 though, with an average of 2.6 rating.
The show drew mixed responses, being called out by One Million Moms for its adult jokes while the characters were originally created for children's show.
While ABC has ordered a full season of "The Muppets", FOX takes a different direction with its midseason series "Lookinglass". The drama, which is based on Mary Shelley's classic monster tale Frankenstein, has been trimmed from 13 to 11 episodes.
According to sources, the decision is based on the network's scheduling issue, with "Empire", "Gotham", "Rosewood", "Bones", "Sleepy Hollow" as well as upcoming additions like "The X-Files" revival and "Lucifer" taking up space.