While it isn't a back-nine, full-season order, it's better than nothing for a Fox sophomore drama. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has ordered three more scripts for the Tim Roth drama Lie to Me.
The show, which debuted last January, received a 13-episode order going into the fall, but the ratings aren't holding up as well as last season, when it debuted after the mega-hit American Idol. The show now follows the network's Monday night stalwart House M.D., and has lost a sizeable amount of the lead-in audience.
It remains to be seen whether or not the Tim Roth series will receive a full back-nine order, but a script order as opposed to a full-season pickup isn't necessarily uncommon. CW handed out script orders for The Vampire Diaries and Melrose Place.