Frank TV gets 8-episode renewal

If you thought you’d seen enough of those TV commercials in which impersonator Frank Caliendo promotes his sketch comedy show through his various celebrity characters, well, get ready for a new round of apologies from Frank. TBS announced today it has ordered eight more episodes. The network that’s trying to make its bones as a center for comedy, ahem, reported that 3.2 million viewers tuned into the Frank TV launch in November, with the series averaging 2.1 million viewers during its first run.

Here’s the obligatory press release statement: "Frank is one of the country’s most popular performers for a reason:
He’s simply the best at what he does," said Michael Wright, senior vice
president in charge of the Content Creation Group for TBS and sister
networks TNT and TCM. "FRANK TV has resonated with audiences because
his style of comedy is so accessible. Frank has a very appealing
everyman sensibility. He laughs at the same things we all laugh at in
the popular culture around us. And the show’s sketches catch that
comedic point of view perfectly. We were thrilled by the audience
response to the show, and can’t wait to come back with more, even
funnier, episodes."

Sean L. McCarthy

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