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ABC extends ‘Life’ with script order

MTV to air repeats next month

A correction was made to this article on Nov. 21.

There’s some life left in “Life as We Know It.”

Struggling teen drama is the only ABC frosh not to snag a full-season order, but the Alphabet is giving the skein a small boost by ordering up four additional scripts. What’s more, producer Touchstone Television has struck a deal with MTV to air repeats of “Life” on the music cabler next month.

Deal with MTV is reminiscent of an agreement ABC made with the cabler a decade ago on behalf of another low-rated teen drama: “My So-Called Life.” MTV will repeat the first three episodes of the newer “Life” on Nov. 27, with another set of episodes set to air on Dec. 4.

Despite some solid reviews, “Life” has had to deal with a killer timeslot (9 p.m. Thursdays) and the fact that ABC’s early fall promo priorities were “Desperate Housewives” and “Lost.” Skein remains a fave of net execs, however, which might explain the web’s patience.

“Life” was pulled from the sked for the last three weeks of the November sweeps. It’s slated to return next month.

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