NBC has given the thumbs up to 12 more episodes of the Howie Mandel hidden-camera comedy "Howie Do It," the network announced Thursday. The episodes are already in production.
Mr. Mandel's show premiered earlier this month and has increased NBC's low-rated Friday 8 p.m. hour by 64 percent in adults 18-49 vs. earlier this season.
"'Howie Do It' has proven to be a solid performer for NBC on Friday nights," said Paul Telegdy, executive vice president of alternative programming for NBC and Universal Media Studios.
NBC orders up 12 more Howie Do It