‘Mobbed’ Picked Up for 8 Episode Season

Flash mob-driven reality special quickly expanded to series after impressive debut ratings

"Mobbed" rules, as far as FOX is concerned.

The Howie Mandel-led reality project, which debuted as a special on Thursday night, has been picked up for an eight-episode season.

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The pick-up might be quick, but it's not terribly surprising, considering the impressive numbers it racked up on Thursday's debut. The special, which aired at 10 p.m. following "American Idol," drew in a powerful 3.8 rating/10 share among the all-important adults 18-49 demographic, and pulled in 10.8 million total viewers.

The special's premiere Thursday night featured Mandel leading a "flash mob" through a surprise wedding, complete with twists and turns to prank the bride-to-be.

See a snippet of last night's "Mobbed" episode below:

News of the "Mobbed" pick-up was first reported by Deadline.com.