NBC gives Mandel more episodes to "Do It"

Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:04pm EST
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC has ordered 12 more episodes of the hidden-camera comedy show "Howie Do It," starring Howie Mandel.

The series has boosted the network's ratings average in its 8 p.m. Friday slot by 64 percent this season, though the series has performed modestly overall.

"Howie" has averaged 6.5 million viewers.

"'Howie Do It' has proven to be a solid performer for NBC on Friday nights," said Paul Telegdy, NBC's head of alternative. "America loves to laugh along with Howie, and we think his latest pranks in these new episodes will be even more clever and entertaining."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter