By Michael Ausiello
Updated October 31, 2008 at 10:46 PM EDT

ABC is going (almost) all the way with Samantha Who?

An ABC insider confirms that the network has ordered seven additional episodes of the sophomore comedy, bringing the total number of eppys produced to 20.

For the record, that’s two episodes shy of the traditional full season order. Why so stingy? The ABC source says the net has so much midseason inventory (i.e. Scrubs, According to Jim) that it didn’t need the full 22.

So far this season Sam Who? has averaged a so-so 10.5 million viewers behind Dancing With the Stars. Although that’s down compared to last year, the show still wins its time slot among women 18-49.