This is becoming a trend this fall as the networks are not as trigger happy as previous years and don’t yank underperforming new nbclogo__130422182418-150x150series off the schedule abruptly. Instead, the nets are trimming the lower-rated newcomers’ original 13-episode orders and allowing them to air all produced episodes in their designated time slots. The latest example is NBC’s new comedy series Truth Be Told. Following two very low-rated airings (0.7 in adults 18-49 for the premiere, 0.6 for the second episode last week), NBC is cutting the sitcom’s order by three episodes, to 10. The Universal TV-produced show already is in production on Episode 10, so production will stop after filming the episode wraps.

The multi-camera comedy, which garnered mostly negative reviews, launched behind Undateable on the lower-trafficked Friday night to the worst premiere 18-49 rating for a new show so far this fall and NBC’s worst in-season debut rating ever.

Truth Be Told joins three other underperforming freshmen whose orders were cut: Fox’s Minority Report and ABC’s Blood & Oil (to 10 episodes) and NBC’s The Player (to nine).