“Back to You,” the Fox sitcom set in a fictional Pittsburgh TV newsroom, has been picked up for a full season, report various trade papers.
James Hibberd of Television Week writes that the show has “stabilized” in its 8 p.m. Wednesday time slot, earning a 2.4-rating among adults aged 18 to 49. Zap2It says “Back to You” is averaging 7.4 million viewers per week.
“Though the show hasn’t been a time-period titan, Fox expects ‘Back’ will improve once the remainder of the network’s cylinders fire up in January with the return of ‘American Idol,'” Hibberd says, noting that “Back To You” also provides one of the best lead-ins for “‘Til Death” the network has ever had.
Meanwhile, the news isn’t all great for series co-star Kelsey Grammer. United Press International reports that Grammer, best known for his portrayal of Dr. Frasier Crane on “Cheers” and “Frasier,” was evacuated from his Malibu home because of the wildfires sweeping California.
Grammer said his 10-year-old daughter was upset, so he turned the evacuation into a game for her.
We’ll remember that the next time PBRTV is forced from its Malibu headquarters. (Or is that our headquarters in a Chevy Malibu?)