Actually, I'd call this the surprise of the TV season.
NBC has given Kath and Kim full season order, picking up the show for its back 9 episodes.
The show - starring Molly Shannon and Selma Blair - has been universally panned by critics and is by no means a ratings success; it averages 6 million viewers. The network claims to have "incredible confidence" in the show and views it as a fit with their Thursday night comedy block.
Frankly, I'm baffled by this decision. Furthermore, I imagine many of you are too, as we ran a poll this week asking which would be the next TV show cancellation and Kath and Kim actually received the most votes.
Seriously, what is going through Ben Silverman's mind?