Fox’s ‘Rosewood’ Gets Full Season Order

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The prognosis is good for Fox’s “Rosewood.” The medical drama starring Morris Chestnut as a charismatic Miami pathologist has been given a full season order.

The series has been the standout among Fox’s freshman series this fall, averaging a 2.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 7.8 million viewers overall in Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates for its first three episodes. Fox has paired the show with “Empire” in the 8 p.m. Wednesday berth, which has benefitted “Rosewood” as its audience has consistently grown in its second half-hour as viewers await “Empire” at 9 p.m.

Todd Harthan is creator and showrunner of “Rosewood” for 20th Century Fox TV. Other cast members include Jaina Lee Ortiz as Beaumont Rosewood’s potential love connection, Detective Annalise Villa, and Lorraine Toussaint as his mother. It was recently announced that Taye Diggs would guest star on the series.

“’Rosewood’ has proven to be a real self-starter for us, which is a tremendous feat on this highly competitive night. Todd Harthan, Morris, Jaina, Lorraine and the entire cast and crew have done a fantastic job creating a gorgeous, sexy world that is the perfect complement to ‘Empire’,” said Fox entertainment president David Madden. “The upcoming episodes are so compelling as we build out the family dynamics, and with today’s order, we’re excited to explore the world of ‘Rosewood’ even further this season.”

The back-nine order brings the show to 22 episodes for its first season. At a time when many network dramas are opting for shorter episode orders, Fox is hoping “Rosewood” will hold up as a reliable procedural drama in the vein of “Bones.”

The “Rosewood” pickup comes a day after Fox announced it was giving additional script orders to comedies “The Grinder” and “Grandfathered” and a week after it announced it was decreasing “Minority Report’s” episode order from 13 to 10.

Rick Kissell contributed to this report.

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  1. Wanda says:

    The only one of these I watch is Rosewood. I like the woman who used to be on Person of Intetest but I Do Not like Empire. Wish she had done something else, maybe How to Get Awsy With Murder. Don’t get me wtong I like Ms. Davis but am iffy about thus role. Guess that is why I am watching instead of producing ir casting lol.
    I am just glad Rosewood is coming back but please don’t mess with the time slot, I get to watch around other shows I already watch. Let the time slot be !!!!!

  2. Jesse says:

    I agree with Pat. I also think that Jaina Lee Ortiz is stunning.

  3. Pat says:

    Great show! I like the show better than Empire. As a matter of fact I change the channel after Rosewood. Tye Diggs and Morris Chestnut are so handsome and they work great together. So good to see some chocolate hunks for a change!

  4. CHAMPAGNE says:

    Rosewood is a very good picture it would’ve hit ratings without (empire) I’ve never watched your comedies& never will.thank you,you should’ve kept it @13

  5. Great Dragon says:

    watched several episodes, not enough good medical script material. To much personal off medical script. Nothing but another soap opera!!!! Will not be watching.

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