CBS Gives Full-Season Orders to Three New Comedies USA Today
CBS gave a vote of confidence to three new comedy series, extending all three to full-season orders, USA Today reports. The network announced today that it has ordered nine additional episodes apiece of "Mom," "The Millers" and "The Crazy Ones."
"'The Crazy Ones,' starring Robin Williams as an ad exec, is fall's top new comedy, averaging 13.7 million viewers through last week," the piece reports. "'The Millers,' a family comedy starring Will Arnett, Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges that's sandwiched between 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Crazy Ones' on Thursdays, is averaging 12.4 million. And 'Mom,' the fourth CBS comedy from creator Chuck Lorre, is drawing 8 million on Mondays."
CBS's two other new shows haven't fared as well, the piece notes. The comedy "We Are Men" was canceled after two episodes, and the drama series "Hostages" is having trouble finding an audience during what's planned as a 15-episode run. The new drama "Intelligence," with Josh Holloway starring, is on the way in January as a replacement for "Hostages."