12:49pm PT by Philiana Ng
NBC's 'Prime Suspect' Gets Order for Six More Scripts
On the heels of David E. Kelley's Harry's Law receiving an additional script order, NBC is giving a vote of confidence for one of its rookie dramas.
Prime Suspect has been given an order for six additional scripts, a sign that the network -- and entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt -- is confident in the Thursday night procedural starring Maria Bello.
Thus far this season, the hourlong series has been struggling in the ratings in its post-comedy lineup slot. The most recent episode held up to previous week's numbers in the 18-49 demo, posting a 1.5 rating and averaging 4.9 million total viewers.
After NBC axed rookie drama The Playboy Club after only a few weeks, the network slotted Prime Suspect repeats in an effort to increase sampling.