The CW has picked up 6 additional scripts each of Hellcats and One Tree Hill. While short of a full-fledged pickup, a script order is usually a good indication of a network’s faith in a show and often is followed by a back episode order.
Four CW series launched this fall with 13-episode orders, freshmen Hellcats and Nikita, veteran One Tree Hill as well as sophomore Life Unexpected. The extra script orders comes after both Hellcats and One Tree Hill held well in their first airings against fresh broadcast competition this week. As for Nikita, it has only aired 2 episodes so far and is yet to enter the big fray tonight. Things are more complicated for LUX, which, despite its quality, cannot seem to find a wide audience and has been the worst ratings performer on the CW this fall.