TBS must be happy with the performance of freshman comedy Men At Work, because the cable network has just elected to pick up the series for a second season after only six episodes have aired.
Men At Work follows the lives of Milo Foster (That 70's Show's Danny Masterson), and his three best friends Tyler (Michael Cassidy), Neal (Adam Busch), and Gibbs (James Lesure). Milo recently got dumped by his long-time girlfriend, and now turns to his pals for help in re-entering the crazy world of dating. The four friends also work together at the same magazine, hence the title.
The show has been basically ravaged by critics (earning a paltry 36 out of 100 on the site Metacritic), but audiences seem to be enjoying it, as the total ratings have done quite well for a cable sitcom. The numbers among the prized 18-49 demographic are also very impressive. Another contributing factor to MAW's renewal is that TBS feels the show makes a good compliment to its (seemingly constant) re-runs of The Big Bang Theory, for which the network has seen some of its highest numbers in years.
The new season order is for ten episodes, with four more season one installments still left to air. Men At Work airs Thursdays at 10pm EST.