Mark another first for UPN’s Monday night laffer “One on One.”
UPN has ordered the back-nine episodes of “One on One,” making it the first frosh skein to land a full-season pickup at the webs this fall. The Paramount/Greenblatt-Janollari sitcom, which bowed Sept. 3, also was the first out of the gate among this season’s new series crop.
“One on One” stars Flex Alexander (“Homeboys in Outer Space”) as a sportscaster who suddenly must take on raising his 14-year-old daughter (Kyla Pratt). Eunetta Boone exec produces along with Bob Greenblatt and David Janollari.
” ‘One on One’ has delivered beyond our expectations,” UPN CEO Dean Valentine said. “It’s doing well. We’re very satisfied with it.”
Perkier than ‘Parkers’
UPN already has run six episodes of “One on One.” Season to date, the show has averaged 4.7 million viewers, up 31% from the “The Parkers” performance in the slot a year earlier. “One on One” also has pulled a 2.0 rating and 6 share with adults 18-34 (up 33% vs. last year) and a 2.0/5 with adults 18 to 49 (up 43%).
Sitcom, which filled the empty space on UPN’s Monday night sked left by the retiring “Moesha,” originally came from Fox Television Studios and Greenblatt-Janollari. But FTVS opted out after it decided “One on One” didn’t fit the company’s financial model. FTVS saw limited international potential for the series and agreed to hand the series’ production over to Paramount Network TV.