[11/11/05 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Orders Full Season Pick-Up of "Freddie"

[via press release from ABC]


Freshman Comedy Joins �Commander In Chief� and �Invasion� Which Have Also Received Full-Season Orders

The ABC Television Network has picked up �Freddie� for a full season, it was announced today by Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment. The freshman comedy series joins �Commander In Chief� and �Invasion,� which have also received full-season orders from the network.

�Freddie�s charm and charisma has made this a real comedy hit for us,� Mr. McPherson said in making the announcement.

The popular comedy, which takes a hilarious look at a successful bachelor�s life turned upside down when the women in his family move in and take over, airs Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., ET on ABC.

ABC�s �Freddie� ranks No. 1 in its Wednesday 8:30 p.m. time period among Adults 18-49, beating its nearest competition by 9% (3.5/9 vs. 3.2/9 � Fox). Growing from its adult lead-in on each of its 5 telecasts, on average �Freddie� builds on its �George Lopez� lead-in by double-digits across the adult demographics: AD18-34 (+ 21% - 2.9/9 vs. 2.4/8), AD18-49 (+17% - 3.5/9 vs. 3.0/9) and AD25-54 (+11% - 3.9/9 vs. 3.5/9). �Freddie� qualifies as ABC�s No. 1 comedy this season in all key adult demographics.

�Freddie� stars Freddie Prinze, Jr. as Freddie Moreno, Jacqueline Obradors as Sofia, Brian Austin Green as Chris, M�dchen Amick as Allison, Jenny Gago as Grandma and Chloe Suazo as Zoey.

Bruce Helford, Deborah Oppenheimer, Bruce Rasmussen and Freddie Prinze, Jr. serve as executive producers. �Freddie,� which is filmed before an audience, is from Warner Bros. Television.

  [november 2005]  


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