TV Networks Show Support for Their Shows
The networks are showing remarkable patience as we enter the November sweeps period. As audiences continue to sample new shows, the ratings from DVR usage continue buoy shows once seen as vulnerable.
NBC’s reviled Kath & Kim was given an order for the back nine episodes, giving the freshman sitcom a full season order. Hammocked between hit shows, this is being given a big chance to prove itself.
Samantha Who?, though, received a “back seven” pickup meaning only 20 episodes of the Monday night sitcom are required. The network says it has enough episodes from the yet-to-debut Scrubs and According to Jim that they don’t need as many installments from Christina Applegate and company.
On cable, USA Network, has given the go ahead for the second season of Mary McCormack’s In Plain Sight. The series about the Federal Witness Protection Program will shoot sixteen more episodes in and near Albuquerque, NM.