CBS has ordered additional episodes of the freshman comedy "Accidentally on Purpose," also known as "That Jenna Elfman Show That Airs Between 'How I Met Your Mother' and the Popular 9 p.m. CBS Comedies."
To be more specific, "Accidentally on Purpose" has been ordered for an additional five episodes, which is a vote of confidence, but not nearly the vote of confidence a full back-nine order would have been. As it stands, the first season of "Accidentally on Purpose" would be 18 episodes, short of the 22 episodes that usually make up a full run, but two more than the 16 episodes aired for last season's unrenewed "Worst Week."
For the season, "Accidentally on Purpose" is averaging 8.04 million viewers and a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo, usually retaining most of its "How I Met Your Mother" lead-in. CBS boasts that Monday's (Nov. 2) episode matched season highs among adults 18-34 with a 2.5 rating.
"Accidentally on Purpose" stars Jenna Elfman, Ashley Jensen, Jon Foster, Grant Show, Lennon Parham and Nicolas Wright.
A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.