The “Experiment” has worked.
After three weeks of positive Nielsen numbers, the WB has decided to order four additional episodes of its midseason reality skein “JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.” The skein, a “Candid Camera”-style comedy produced by Big Ticket Television and distribbed by Warner Bros., had been given a 13-episode commitment.
“This is a vote of confidence for a performer and a show that is picking up buzz every day,” said WB Entertainment prexy Jordan Levin. “We’ve struggled all season on Sunday, but this show shows extreme promise and we’re very happy to be in business with Big Ticket Television with a show that is fresh, funny and unique.”
“JKX” bowed Sunday, Jan. 13 with the WB’s best adults 18-34 ratings of the season in the 8 p.m. slot. In its three weeks on the air, the skein has boosted the net’s time period average by 14% in adults 12-34 and 23% in adults 18-49.
The show features Kennedy (“Scream”) in numerous disguises as he and the show’s staff attempt to pull off assorted practical jokes.