NBC Orders Additional Episodes for ‘Marry Me’
While it’s not quite a confirmation of a full season pick-up, the romantic comedy series “Marry Me” is getting additional episode orders from NBC. Is this a good sign for the freshman series? Read on for the details.
It looks like NBC is pleased with how well “Marry Me” is doing so far because the network placed another five-episode order for the series. This rounds up the show’s production to 18 episodes for the first season, as first reported on Variety.
“Marry Me” enjoyed a decent premiere last Oct. 14, 2014 when it drew 7.5 million viewers and a more than satisfactory 2.3 rating on the demo. This was for the same-day live viewing numbers. The pilot episode even grew in numbers after the Live +7 airing.
The show’s succeeding episodes, however, have dropped in the ratings, but on Tuesday nights, "Marry Mes" is the best-performing romantic comedy series overall. It is directly up “New Girl” on FOX and falls on the same night as “Selfie” on ABC.
Typically, a full-season takes 22 episodes to complete. With NBC ordering only 18 for “Marry Me,” this may actually be an indication of the network’s current comedy line-up, as NBC still has plenty more to premiere in their inventory.
“One Big Happy,” “Mr. Robinson” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” have yet to fill up NBC’s schedule. They also have the final season of “Parks and Recreation” to roll out by January. As far as “Marry Me” is concerned, this is still good news and a push for a season two pick up should be next on the agenda.
Earlier, NBC has already given “The Mysteries of Laura” its full season order and “Marry Me” is the second new show on the network to get a favorable feedback. The other new shows, “A to Z” and “Bad Judge,” have not been asked for additional episodes, as reported on MNG.
“Marry Me” is from David Caspe, the creator of “Happy Endings” and stars Ken Marino and Casey Wilson. The show is said to be inspired by Caspe and Wilson’s real-life relationship as the two are actually married in real life.
And that’s the latest about “Marry Me” which has received a total series order of 18 episodes on NBC so far. Keep checking back to Movie News Guide (MNG) for more about this show and other television news as well.
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