NBC Orders 6 Extra "Lipstick Jungle" Scripts
Earlier this week, the network that may kill the critically-acclaimed "Friday Night Lights" and has axed dramas like "Las Vegas" and "Journeyman," decided to order 6 additional scripts of its sudsy Thursday night drama "Lipstick Jungle" which, regardless of this development, ends its current run on March 20.
The original 13-episode order was cut short by the writers' strike as only 7 of the 13 scripts had been completed. But since the show has been winning its target female demos, now that the strike is over, NBC has decided to see where the show would go past episode #7.
It is not clear at this point whether those 6 scripts will be filmed. That decision will depend on the ratings performance of the remaining 4 filmed episodes, the first of which aired last night. Despite success in the key demos, the show has not been doing well in total viewers, losing about a million pairs of eyeballs each week.
After the final episode of "Lipstick Jungle," NBC will air a 2-hour season finale of "Celebrity Apprentice" (March 27), before its veteran medical drama "ER" returns on April 10.