I have just learned that ABC has placed an order for two additional scripts for both Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue. The orders for additional scripts comes after a similar order for ABC’s comedy series The Neighbors, which received a 3 script order last week.
ABC has yet to place a back order with any of its freshman series, though these script orders are a clear indication of which direction the network is leaning. Despite a lot of talk about the soft numbers for all three series, 666 Park Avenue, Last Resort and The Neighbors are ABC’s top 3 performing freshman series of the new season, with last nights episode of Last Resort stabilising in the ratings. Scuttlebutt is that The Neighbors and Last Resort are likely to receive back nines, while there is not much talk about the potential future of 666 Park Avenue.