Fox has opted not to order more episodes of freshman Red Band Society beyond the original 13-episode order, which will wrap production in mid-December. The network has stopped short of cancelling the hospital teen drama starring Octavia Spencer, which will air two more episodes, tonight (Episode 9) and next Wednesday (Episode 10), Dec. 3, before getting off the schedule. It is unclear when the three remaining episodes will air.
Lee Daniels, the director of Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Precious, is writing, directing and producing Empire, starring Terence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, Fox said. Steven Spielberg is among the producers of Red Band Society for Fox, with an ensemble cast starring Octavia Spencer. NBC orders sitcom Marry Me starring Casey Wilson and Ken Marino; Allegiance, with Hope Davis and Scott Cohen; State of Affairs with Alfre Woodard; and drama Odyssey with Anna Friel and Peter Facinelli.