ABC orders a (shorter) full season of Samantha Who?
ABC has given a full-season order to sophomore comedy "Samantha Who?"
That would normally mean a "back nine" order - but ABC has shortened "Samantha's" pickup to seven segs. Net cited its deep midseason bench - half-hours set to bow include "Scrubs," "The Goode Family," "Better Off Ted," "Single with Parents" and "According to Jim," which returns to the sked Tuesday, Dec. 2 - in shortening "Samantha's" full-season order.
"Samantha" has aired three episodes so far this season; in its most recent airing, the comedy averaged a 2.8 rating and 6 shareamong adults 18-49, and 10.5 million viewers overall.
ABC Studios is behind "Samantha," which stars Christina Applegate in the title role. Jennifer Esposito, Kevin Dunn, Melissa McCarthy, Tim Russ, Barry Watson and Jean Smart also star. Cecelia Ahern and Donald Todd created the show, which is exec produced by Todd and Peter Traugott.