CBS ordered two additional scripts for the Jay Mohr comedy on top of the seven episodes (and its previous 13-episode order) for what's being called a "virtual back nine" pickup. Fellow frosh laffer Worst Week got three more segments -- a sign the network still believes in the show despite its so-so ratings. Meanwhile Medium, which returns to NBC in midseason, received an additional six-episode pickup.
Mohr stars as a recently divorced father; Paula Marshall, Jamie King, Ed Begley Jr. and Al Madrigal also star. Ed Yeager, Ric Swartzlander and James Burrows exec produce.
Worst Week, from CBS Paramount and Universal Media Studios, scored some of the fall's best reviews but has so far performed mildly on Monday nights.
Show, exec produced by Matt Tarses, Marc Buckland, Jimmy Mulville, Garrett Donovan and Neil Goldman, stars Kyle Bornheimer, Kurtwood Smith, Erinn Hayes and Nancy Lenehan.
Medium received a shortened 13-episode order for this season. But with several holes developing in NBC's schedule, the network probably anticipates a greater need for the show. Medium had originally been slated for Sunday nights when it returns, but could now conceivably air on Mondays -- in the slot that will be vacated by the cancelled My Own Worst Enemy.
Patricia Arquette stars in the CBS Paramount show, which is exec produced by Glenn Gordon Caron, Steve Stark, Kelsey Grammer and Ronald Schwary.