NBC gives ‘Whitney’ three more episodes; a worthy endorsement?

NBC LogoIf you like “Whitney,” you’ll be pleased to know that NBC has seen enough from the Wednesday-night comedy to give it a little bit more space to tell its season story. As for whether or not this means the show will be back for a third season, that is a completely different story.

One day after the show tied its season high 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic, the network has officially now ordered three more episodes, which should bring the overall total to 16. Not long after the Whitney Cummings comedy premiered last month, five additional scripts were ordered; and of those, 60% is not too bad considering just how subpar the ratings really are compared to some other comedies across the board. (Then again, for NBC standards they are okay compared to the likes of “30 Rock” and “Up All Night.”

This order does keep a “Whitney” season 3 a possibility, even though we still feel at the moment that it is a pretty distant one. The show has improved since the start when it comes to its laugh quotient, but it is still not Emmy-caliber by any means. Plus, renewing the show for a third season is practically a two-season commitment given that at the point a third season is over, there will be a push to get the show the episodes needed in order to make it to syndication.

What do you think about this news, or are you still surprised that “Whitney” is even on the air? Be sure to share some of your thoughts below! If you want to see what NBC is planning to do with another comedy in “Community,” you can find out over at the link here. (This show will be back on NBC come February 7.)

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