‘B Positive’: CBS Hands Chuck Lorre Comedy Five-Episode Back Order
B Positive gets a full season on CBS after the network re-ordered the Chuck Lorre comedy.
The network has given the show hosted by Thomas Middleditch and Annaleigh Ashford another five episodes, making the entire season 13 episodes. B Positive was the first new CBS show to debut as part of the 2020-21 broadcast season, and it's the second show in the unusual season to receive a reorder two weeks after ABC drama Big placed a six-episode reorder on Heaven.
The show, which airs alongside Young Sheldon and Mom as part of the CBS comedy board on Thursday, has performed relatively well, holding audiences across the five episodes. It returns for the new year on January 7th.
B Positive was created and inspired by personal experiences by Marco Pennette, Mom's former co-executive producer. It's about a therapist and newly divorced father (Middleditch) who is faced with the search for a kidney donor when he encounters a woman who is on the margins of his past (Ashford) who volunteers. Together they form an unlikely bond and begin a journey that will change their lives. Izzy G, Sara Rue, Kether Donohue and Terrence Terrell star.
Former executive producer and co-showrunner of Two and a Half Men, Jim Patterson, recently returned to Chuck Lorre to join the show as executive producer and co-showrunner alongside Pennette. The pair EP alongside Lorre is produced by Warner Bros Television in association with Chuck Lorre Productions.
The pickup announcement was followed by videos on social media of the stars Middleditch and Ashford.
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