‘The Cool Kids’ Earns a Full First Season Order

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Leslie Jordan, Vicki Lawrence, David Alan Grier and Martin Mull in ‘The Cool Kids’ (Photo by Patrick McElhenney © 2018 Fox Broadcasting Co)

Fox has just increased the first season order for the half-hour comedy, The Cool Kids. The new comedy, created by Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Paul Fruchbom, currently airs on Friday nights at 8:30pm immediately after the resurrected comedy, Last Man Standing.

The Cool Kids‘ first season order increased by nine additional episodes.

According to Fox, the pairing of Last Man Standing and The Cool Kids have given the network its best Friday night ratings in 10+ years. Friday’s block of Last Man Standing and The Cool Kids are ranked #1 on that night among all networks.

“Charlie Day has given us a show that delivers the goods – hilarious stories and impeccable timing and chemistry between its stars, David Alan Grier, Vicki Lawrence, Martin Mull and Leslie Jordan,” said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “On top of that, it has the perfect lead-in with Tim Allen and Last Man Standing. The Cool Kids…are just that…and we’re thrilled they’re going to be on FOX for a full season.”

The cast of The Cool Kids includes David Alan Grier as Hank, Martin Mull as Charlie, Leslie Jordan as Sid, and Vicki Lawrence as Margaret. The series is executive produced by Charlie Day, Patrick Walsh, and Nick Frenkel. Don Scardino (30 Rock, 2 Broke Girls) directed the series’ pilot.

The Plot:

The Cool Kids is a multi-camera comedy about a rowdy, rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule in order to have fun – because, at their age, what do they really have to lose?

Hank (Grier) is the leader of this motley crew, a gruff, opinionated, 21st century Archie Bunker who will go to any lengths to have a good time. His loyal, but less than helpful, friends include Charlie (Mull), a bumbling wanderer who constantly goes off on tangents about some bizarre, barely believable episode from his life; and Sid (Jordan), a fun-loving hedonist with a flair for the melodramatic. Complicating matters is Margaret (Lawrence), a brash, confident woman who forces her way into their group and refuses to leave because she’s not going to take crap from anyone – especially not these three.

But what unites them all is their shared belief that they’re not done yet – not by a long shot. Growing old with dignity is for chumps. These self-proclaimed “cool kids” are determined to make the third act of their lives the craziest one yet.