ABC has let it’s comedies know that they’ll be sticking around a little longer this season. The network has ordered two additional episodes for The Middle, The Goldbergs, and Blackish, bringing each to 24 this season. They have given Fresh off the Boat a back 9 to get it to 22, AND an additional 2 to get it to 24 as well.
The network has said negotiations are underway to give Modern Family 2 additional episodes as well to get the show to 24. Both Modern Family and The Middle have aired 24 episodes each season since their debuts. The Wednesday night comedy block has been ABC’s biggest night, winning the night virtually every week.
The five sitcoms come from varying studios, 20th TV (Modern Family, FOTB), Warner Bros. TV (The Middle), ABC Studios (Black-ish) and Sony TV (The Goldbergs).