ABC has picked up a full season of its first-year show The Rookie: Feds, starring Niecy Nash-Betts as new FBI agent Simone Clark. The network has given an old-school, back nine order to the drama, bringing its total for the season to 22 episodes.
The two Wednesday comedies will extend their runs by nine episodes apiece.
The network has handed out a rapid second-season renewal to the supernatural comedy starring Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar. The show launched Oct. 7 to warm reviews and has performed well with the limited delayed viewing figures available.
The first back orders for new fall 2021 series have gone to CBS’s NCIS: Hawai’i and FBI: International. The breakout success of the two shows, which have been among the bright spots so far this season, underscores the value of popular procedural drama franchises as arguably the best — and safest — bets on broadcast TV these days with three NCIS, three Chicago, three FBI, two 9-1-1 and two (soon to be three) Law & Order series all doing well.
ABC has committed to full seasons of the freshmen series Stumptown and Mixed-ish, while also confirming that The Rookie will be back in the spring after its sophomore return this fall.
Freshman CBS drama SEAL Team has received a full season order, the network announced Thursday. The series has been a solid ratings performer for the network already, its premiere drew a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.8 million viewers in Nielsen’s Live+Same Day numbers.
The five-episode order marks the first freshman drama of the 2017-18 season to get a full-season pickup.
Freshmen Bull, Kevin Can Wait and MacGyver receive orders for nine more episodes.
ABC has officially picked up Designated Survivor and Speechless for full seasons, with orders for an additional nine episodes of the shows, which both air on Wednesday.
Cristela‘s Cinderella story continues with a back-nine pickup by ABC, bringing the Latino family sitcom’s freshman order to full-season 22. Cristela becomes only the second new comedy series this season to receive a full-season order so far, joining another ABC freshman ethnic family comedy, Black-ish. (NBC half-hour newcomer Marry Me received a partial back order.)
NBC has given Debra Messing’s cop dramedy Mysteries of Laura a full-season order, picking up an additional nine episodes of the freshman series.
CBS has joined sibling CW in giving full-season orders to all of its fall series that have premiered so far. That includes new dramas Scorpion, NCIS: New Orleans, Madam Secretary and Stalker. It is unclear whether all orders are for nine episodes.
The Dark Knight continues to rise: Fox has ordered an additional six episodes of Batman prequel Gotham, bringing its first season’s episode total to 22.
It joins The Neighbors and Scandal as having scored the back-nine order this fall at the network.
More than half of the 17 new shows launched this fall on the Big Four networks have been given full-season orders, even with just one bona fide hit. NBC’s “Revolution” has been a smash as the most-watched drama in the 18-to-4demo, with a 5.4 average by one metric.
The CBS dramas join the network’s freshman comedy 2 Broke Girls in getting pickups.