Bless This Mess and American Housewife Earn Extra Episodes

Bless This Mess Cast
Dax Shepard, Lake Bell, JT Neal, David Koechner, Lennon Parham, Ed Begley Jr and Pam Grier in ‘Bless This Mess’ (ABC/Brian Bowen Smith)

Bless This Mess season two and American Housewife season four have each earned full-season orders as just announced by ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke. Both half-hour comedies will be extending their current primetime seasons by six additional episodes.

Bless This Mess has quickly become a fan favorite, due in large part to the expert wit of co-creators Lake Bell and Elizabeth Meriwether, and our incredibly talented and charismatic cast,” stated Burke. “This series exquisitely captures a witty and warm look into the close-knit communities of America’s heartland, and we are so excited to deliver more stories from ‘Bucksnort’ to the masses.”

Co-creator Bell and Dax Shepard lead the Bless This Mess cast as Rio and Mike. Ed Begley Jr. is Rudy, Pam Grier is Constance, JT Neal plays Jacob, David Koechner is Beau, Lennon Parham is Kay, and Langston Kerman plays Brandon.

Bell and Shepard executive produce along with Barbie Adler, Jake Kasdan, Melvin Mar, Erin O’Malley, and Katherine Pope.

Discussing the extended run for American Housewife, Burke added, “Sarah Dunn created something special with hit comedy American Housewife, and the Otto family continues to entertain on a level that is relatable and hilarious. As Katie Otto, Katy Mixon delivers a welcome comedic relief with her acerbic take on life. These are two of the funniest, sharpest fish-out-of-water comedies on television. We’re proud of their incredible creative teams and look forward keeping viewers laughing this season.”

In addition to Katy Mixon, the season two cast includes Diedrich Bader as Greg Otto, Meg Donnelly as Taylor Otto, Daniel DiMaggio as Oliver Otto, Julia Butters as Anna-Kat Otto, Carly Hughes as Angela, and Ali Wong as Doris.

Sarah Dunn created the comedy and serves as writer and executive producer. Aaron Kaplan, Rick Wiener, and Kenny Schwartz also executive produce.