With the strongest new fall series already given full-season pickups and the weakest cancelled, it’s time for partial back orders to the freshmen in the middle. First off is new NBC comedy Marry Me, which has received a pickup for five more episodes, bringing its first-season order to 18 episodes. The romantic comedy, from Happy Endings creator David Caspe and Sony TV, has been the strongest of NBC’s new comedies, likely helped by a stronger lead-in from The Voice. It most recently drew a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 (Live+ same day) last night. In light of last week’s cancellation of NBC’s two other new fall comedies, Bad Judge and A to Z, some sort of pickup for Marry Me was expected.
In addition to being higher rated than the other new NBC comedy series, probably working in Marry Me‘s favor was the fact that it ranks as the No.1 new series in upscale viewers. (#7 overall). Marry Me‘s Tuesday companion, sophomore About a Boy, has a full-season 22-episode order despite premiering in midseason. With the back order, Marry Me joins new NBC dramedy The Mysteries of Laura, which has received a full-season order.