NBC’s ‘Marry Me’ Gets Five More Episodes

Comedy from “Happy Endings” creator inches five more half-hours toward a full season

Last Updated: November 5, 2014 @ 9:13 PM

NBC has ordered five more episodes of freshman comedy “Marry Me.” That brings it to a total of 18 episodes.

The series from “Happy Endings” creator David Caspe  with show’s star (and Caspe’s new wife) Casey Wilson and Ken Marino has had the luck of a “Voice” lead-in.

NBC’s order arrives after Tuesday’s episode of “Marry Me” earned a 1.3/4 in the advertiser-coveted Adults 18-49 demographic and 5 million total viewers. That means it retained 87 percent of last week’s 1.5 rating in the ad demo, despite a lower lead-in this week from a “Voice” recap encore episode.

“Marry Me” is currently the second-best performing new broadcast comedy of the fall in the key demo. ABC’s “Black-Ish” is No. 1. It is also the network’s best performing comedy of NBC’s four comedies.

NBC decided to call it quits on freshman comedies “A to Z” and “Bad Judge” on Halloween Friday.

As for NBC’s freshman dramas, the network gave its Debra Messing series “Mysteries of Laura” a full season order. Last Friday’s episode of “Constantine” is underperforming with a 0.9/3 in 18-49 and 3.1 million viewers.