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Fox Drama Gets Back-Nine Order — the Network’s First of the Season

Oct 16, 2015  •  Post A Comment

A freshman drama series that has been keeping a low profile at Fox is the network’s first new show to get a full-season pickup. Deadline.com reports that the Morris Chestnut procedural “Rosewood” received a back-nine order from the network, bringing its freshman season to a full 22 episodes.

The series “had flown largely under the radar, getting a fraction of the marketing budgets of high-profile new Fox entries like ‘Scream Queens,’ ‘Minority Report’ and starring comedy vehicles ‘Grandfathered’ and ‘The Grinder,'” Deadline reports. “Yet, with juggernaut ‘Empire’ as a lead-out, ‘Rosewood’ impressed with a strong launch, pulling in a 2.4 adults 18-49 for the premiere in Live+same day, rising to a 2.8 in Live+3 to rank as Fox’s highest-rated new series debut this fall in both L+SD and L3.”

The show’s ratings momentum has slowed, however, with a recent 1.4 average in the key 18-49 demo in Live+Same Day, the story notes.

Created by Todd Harthan, “Rosewood” also stars Jaina Lee Ortiz, Gabrielle Dennis and Anna Konkle.

All four major broadcast nets have new dramas that are off to promising starts, the report notes, with “Rosewood” on a list that also includes NBC’s “Blindspot,” ABC’s “Quantico” and CBS’s “Limited.”

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