[10/22/12 - 12:15 PM]
FOX Extends "New Girl"; The CW Gives Scripts to "Beauty and the Beast," "Emily Owens"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- FOX has extended yet another one of its comedies, this time asking for two additional episodes of its Tuesday tentpole "New Girl."

The Zooey Deschanel-led half-hour will produce 24 episodes this season, matching its output from last season. On Friday, FOX asked for two extra installments of "Raising Hope" and "The Mindy Project," likewise bringing their season totals to 24 episodes.

Meanwhile, The CW has commissioned three additional scripts of its newly launched dramas "Beauty and the Beast" and "Emily Owens, M.D." With the late starts for both series, said orders will keep their respective scribes busy while the netlet mulls their back orders.

Both networks' moves were first reported by Deadline.com.

  [october 2012]  


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