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[11/01/04 - 12:00 AM]
Eight Fall Newcomers Earn Script Orders
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- Eight new fall series - ABC's "Rodney" and "Complete Savages," CBS' "dr. vegas" and "Clubhouse," UPN's "Second Time Around," "Veronica Mars" and "Kevin Hill" as well as the WB's "The Mountain" - all inched closer to full season orders over the weekend as their respective networks gave additional script orders to each.

Leading the pack was the Alphabet's "Rodney," which received a commitment for nine additional scripts, followed by "Savages" (six), "Kevin Hill" (four), "Veronica Mars" (four), "The Mountain" (four), "Second Time Around" (three), "dr. vegas" (two) and "Clubhouse" (two).

Said orders cover the gamut from solid success stories (UPN's "Kevin Hill," which is up over 40% from UPN's Wednesday, 9:00/8:00c hour last season) to middling performances (ABC's "Rodney," which is on par with "Less Than Perfect's" numbers in the Tuesday, 9:30/8:30c half hour last season) to downright failures (CBS' "Clubhouse" which is down 23% from "The Guardian," the show it replaced from last season).

Nevertheless, whether any of the group will get the production green light for additional episodes beyond their initial 13-episode order will be decided in the next several weeks.

Meanwhile in other freshman series news, FOX and producer Rocket Science Laboratories also confirmed over the weekend they won't be moving forward with the reality entry "The Partner." The series was originally targeted for the Sunday, 9:00/8:00c hour this fall but was instead replaced by "My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss." "With the numerous boardroom-type unscripted programs on the various network's schedules, we have decided to focus our mutual efforts on other unscripted material," the pair said in a joint statement to the press.





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· CLUBHOUSE (CBS)
· COMPLETE SAVAGES (ABC)
· DR. VEGAS (CBS)
· GUARDIAN, THE (CBS)
· KEVIN HILL (UPN)
· LESS THAN PERFECT (ABC)
· MOUNTAIN, THE (WB)
· MY BIG FAT OBNOXIOUS BOSS (FOX)
· PARTNER, THE (FOX)
· RODNEY (ABC)
· SECOND TIME AROUND (UPN)
· VERONICA MARS (CW)





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