USA Network’s hit family reality series “Chrisley Knows Best” has landed an additional eight-episode order for its current season, bringing the fourth season to a total of 20 episodes.
“Chrisley Knows Best” kicked off Season 4 in early March, and currently airs Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. With the additional episodes, the season will be split into two parts with the back eight slated to air this fall.
The extended order comes as the series has enjoyed ratings success, growing week-to-week in its current season, most recently bringing in 2.5 million total viewers, according to Nielsen’s “Live plus-3” data. “Chrisley Knows Best” has consistently been a strong performer for USA, and its median age of 43 in 2015 was among the lowest for any series on the network. Its 20 episodes last year averaged a 1.06 rating in adults 18-49, a 1.64 in women 25-54 and 2.64 million total viewers, according to Nielsen’s “live plus-7” estimates.
Aside from strong numbers, “Chrisley” regular trends on Twitter during each of its telecasts.
“The Chrisley’s complete the USA brand and pave the way in meaningful, reality programming consistently providing humor and heart. We are thrilled to continue our commitment to them,” said USA Network’s head of alternative programming, Jessica Sebastian. “The family has evolved since we first met them, but time after time they have become even more enjoyable to watch and we cannot wait to continue following them on their crazy, comedic yet always entertaining journey.”
The series follows patriarch Todd Chrisley and his family.
On Friday at NBC’s Summer Press Day, the Chrisley family sat on a panel in front of a room of critics and reporters. When asked his thoughts on the state of the presidential race, Chrisley — who’s known to be outspoken — said he’s not impressed with either the Democratic or Republican frontrunner.
“I think when we have a choice between choosing with Hillary [Clinton] and Donald [Trump], were up shit’s creek without a paddle,” the family patriarch said, adding that America needs to ask themselves, “Which can I live with that I can survive and overcome some of the mistakes that ar going to be made?”
He continued, “I certainly believe fundamentally that in order for this country to overcome and evolve, we have to come together and be one. You cannot continue to divide. I think that’s when we get in trouble with this country — we try to divide people … I think at this point right now to ask me who I’m going to vote for, I cannot tell you.”
Rick Kissell contributed to this report.