ABC has given second season orders to two of its recently introduced series; October Road and Notes from the Underbelly.
The order for Notes from the Underbelly is for only 13 episodes. The five episodes from this season will be rolled over into next season, bringing the total order for the 2007/2008 season to 18.
As to October Road, it’s not immediately clear whether that show received just a 13 episode order, or a full 22 episode order.
In addition, 10 pilots – seven dramas (“Big Shots A.K.A. Perfect Gentlemen,” “Cashmere Mafia,” “Dirty Sexy Money,” “Eli Stone,” “Private Practice,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Women’s Murder Club”) and three comedies (“Carpoolers,” “Cavemen,” “Sam I Am”) – have been issued series orders by the Alphabet.
The “Notes” pick-up is for 13 new episodes, which along with its five holdover installments from this season, will up its 2007-08 total to 18.
As for “Road,” the network has yet to clarify if the renewal is for 13 episodes or a full season of 22.