Fox renews ‘Quints’; okays ‘Spellbound’

Web unsure on additional 'Shore' segs

“Quintuplets” keeps multiplying, while Fox is charmed by “Spellbound.”

The network is expected to pick up a full season of “Quintuplets,” the Andy Richter comedy that continues to show promise for the web on Wednesday nights.

The Imagine/20th Century Fox TV laffer, which has averaged a 3.0 rating/10 share among adults 18-49, continues on Fox’s year-round schedule through the fall. In recent airings, “Quintuplets” has built on its lead-in, repeat “That ’70s Show” episodes, in several categories.

Richter and Rebecca Creskoff star as the parents of five teenagers; Mark Reisman and David Nevins exec produce.

Fox is expected to announce the pickup today, during its portion of the summer TV critics press tour. Net will also announce that it has officially gone into production on the pilot “Spellbound” for midseason consideration.

The half-hour comedy, from Warner Bros. TV, follows the story of a male witch who must decide whether to give up his powers when he falls in love with a mortal.

“Spellbound” has a long history: Show was first set up at NBC before being redeveloped at Fox this past season. Fox ordered a pilot last spring but pushed it to midseason consideration.

Rob Greenberg and Suzanne Martin write and exec produce the project, while Andy Ackerman is on board to direct and also exec produce.

Meanwhile, Fox was mum on whether it’s about to pick up additional episodes of summer drama ‘North Shore,’ but in a positive sign for the skein, the net did order additional scripts.

(Josef Adalian contributed to this report.)

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