Two new fall shows got good news from their network boss, and a sophomore show on the same network received an order for six more scripts, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s The Live Feed blog.
In ABC Chief Paul Lee’s first major programming moves this television season, the network extended its plans for "Revenge" and "Suburgatory" to full-season orders, while also ordering six more scripts for "Happy Endings," the story reports.
The freshman show "Revenge" is based on the classic revenge novel "The Count of Monte Cristo." It’s been given a full 22-episode season after averaging 8.8 million total viewers and recently winning its time slot in the 18 to 49 demo, the story notes.
"Suburgatory," another new show, is also getting a pickup of the back nine, after debuting with a strong 9.8 million viewers and providing a strong lead-in for "Modern Family," the piece adds.
For sophomore show "Happy Endings," the network ordered more scripts after the show improved on its ratings from last week, according to the article.