NBC is looking to stay in the “Whitney” business.
The peacock network ordered five additional scripts for the show’s second year. Though the show is derided by many haters, it must be doing something right.
The series, which stars Whitney Cummings, had been greenlit for a 13-episode second year and scheduled for Fridays. It was bumped before its early October return.
“Whitney” eventually landed on Wednesdays beginning next week. It will take over the slot of “Animal Practice,” which was recently canceled by the network.
The network originally ordered 13 episodes. Other Wednesday night series “Guys With Kids” and “Chicago Fire” have received orders for extra scripts.
“Whitney” features a fictionalized version of Cummings, and the trials and tribulations living with her boyfriend.
Cummings also now has a weekly talk show on the E! Network, “Love You, Mean It With Whitney Cummings.” The show premieres Nov. 28 at 10:30 p.m. following “The Soup.”
Here is a preview of that show, in which she insults "Twilight's" Kristen Stewart:
Cummings also co-created CBS’ “2 Broke Girls.”
I thought this clip from “Whitney” was pretty funny, and have found her boyfriend/ fiancée/ whatever Alex Miller (played by Chris D’Elia) pretty likeable: