NBC orders more 'Howie'

Series boosts network's Friday night ratings

NBC has ordered 12 more episodes of the hidden-camera show "Howie Do It."

The series has boosted the network's average in its Fridays at 8 p.m. slot by 64% this season, even though the show has performed modestly. "Howie" has averaged 6.5 million viewers and a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49.

" 'Howie Do It' has proven to be a solid performer for NBC on Friday nights," said Paul Telegdy, NBC's head of alternative programming. "America loves to laugh along with Howie, and we think his latest pranks in these new episodes will be even more clever and entertaining."