Fox backs 'Back to You' for full-season pickup


It's "back 11" for Fox's freshman comedy "Back to You."

The multi-camera comedy starring Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton received a full-season pickup Wednesday, when the network ordered 11 additional episodes, bringing the total to 24 half-hours, two more than a regular 22-episode order.

"Back," from comedy veterans Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, stars Grammer and Heaton as co-anchors at a local TV station reunited after an acrimonious breakup years ago.

While short of the blockbuster status of Grammer and Heaton's former series "Frasier" and "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Back" has been a solid performer for Fox in the Wednesday 8 p.m. time slot, opening a night that has been traditionally challenging for the network.

Last week, the series drew 7.0 million viewers and a 2.4 rating/7 share among adults 18-49.

The 20th TV-produced "Back" is the first new Fox scripted series to receive a full-season order. The network also picked up another cycle of another new Wednesday show, the unscripted "Kitchen Nightmares," and ordered additional scripts from rookie drama "K-Ville."