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Anchors Away: FOX Orders More "Back to You"

Fans of the Kelsey Grammer-Patricia Heaton starring comedy Back to You will be pleased with this news bulletin: FOX has picked up the comedy for a full season.

That's not all. Rather than stick to the traditional back nine order, FOX has opted to instead order eleven additional installments of Back to You, bringing the episodic total to 24 episodes this season.

While the ratings haven't been all that peachy for Back to You so far this season, FOX is hoping that the launch of American Idol will spread some cheer onto this local newsroom.

The news of the full season order for Back to You comes on the heels of ABC's full season pickups for Pushing Daisies and Private Practice and CBS' pickup of The Big Bang Theory. A back-nine order for comedy Samantha Who, which received an additional six script order, is expected shortly.

Comments

Anonymous said…
really? even with the severely declining ratings?

I would imagine they've put a lot of money into the show, with the leads they have, so probably had to....

I just don't see the Idol audience sticking around, but we'll see.
Anonymous said…
Was "Life" picked up?
Anonymous said…
I'm surprised this show isn't doing better but the pickup shows they obviously have confidence in it.
rockauteur said…
I'm not surprised BACK TO YOU got a back 9 order despite its low ratings... Don't forget that atrocious Brad Garrett series got a SECOND SEASON last year due to similiar ratings... I think ultimately FOX is counting on the golden halo effect of an American Idol for the show... I think its a foregone conclusion that they'll place the show - given its high profile talent - after AI. FOX lately has developed into a talent based network in a lot of ways and I think - even though I don't watch the show - that its worth pursuing those relationships.

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