Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: Whitney‘s renewal today was a big victory for the freshman NBC sitcom, which had been in serious danger of cancellation. But it also represents a major feat for the multi-camera genre on a broadcast network other than CBS.

This is the first time a freshman multi-camera comedy has made it to Season 2 outside of the format’s traditional home, CBS, in five years, since ‘Til Death was awarded a second season on Fox in 2007. What’s more, we could have two freshman sitcoms accomplishing that this year as ABC’s Last Men Standing is awaiting a renewal too.

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