Following its three-script order earlier this month, ABC’s freshman comedy The Neighbors has received a back-nine order for a full-season 22-episode run. The alien comedy, from Cars writer Dan Fogelman, had a ratings uptick this past Wednesday in the 8:30 PM slot. Fogelman is executive producing with Aaron Kaplan.

Also getting a back-nine is sophomore ABC drama Scandal starring Kerry Washington. Shonda Rhimes’ drama entered the fall with a 13-episode order as it launched in midseason. It  had been expected to continue and sealed its pickup with a solid ratings showing last Thursday. Both The Neighbors and Scandal were up a tenth from their previous airings last week to a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49. Both hail from ABC Studios. It was a bittersweet week for Rhimes, whose other series with a 13-episode order, Private Practice, did not get a back order. She also has Scandal‘s lead-in, Grey’s Anatomy.

ABC had not made a decision on freshman dramas Last Resort and 666 Park Ave, which have received a two-script order each, and Nashville.

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At first the neighbors was boring...weird comedy. But it has Grown on me and I love it
Anonymous
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Was skeptical about Scandal, but now I'm hooked. Kerry W. is beautiful and amazing - this is...
Van
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THE NEIGHBORS pilot sucked but the episodes that followed were hilarious (especially Toks Olagundoye, Tim Jo &...