Potentially good news for fans of Fox’s Red Band Society: The network has ordered four more scripts of the Wednesday night Glee-meets-The Fault in Our Stars drama series.
The move keeps the production’s momentum underway should the network want to fully commit to more episodes. In renewal/cancellation terms, such a decision typically means the network hasn’t made up its mind yet on a show’s fate (previously, Fox ordered six more episodes of new Monday night drama Gotham).
Red Band Society has struggled in the overnight ratings, with the most recent episode delivering 3.2 million viewers and a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. The show is being boosted about 70-80 percent via DVR, however, which are considered high percentages. Inventory plays a role too—Fox would need a stronger performer for the slot before deciding to shed it. For more, see yesterday’s post on why we haven’t seen a canceled show yet.