NBC goes full season with “Life”

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NBC will pick up nine additional episodes of Universal Media Studios’ sophomore drama "Life" (Wednesdays, 9p.m. ET), giving the series a full-season order for 2008-09, it was announced by Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.


"This unique crime drama continues to offer consistent and compelling stories each week," said Teri Weinberg, EVP/NBC Entertainment. "We love ‘Life’ and are thrilled that we get to see more of these characters and amazing new cases."

"Life" moved to NBC’s Wednesday schedule this past week and delivered a 2.0 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49 and 5.9 million viewers overall, improving on its earlier average as a Friday regular by 33% in 18-49 rating.  The 11/5 telecast of "Life" ranked #2 in the competitive Wednesday time period in men 18-34 and improved its adult 18-49 rating from half-hour to half-hour by 11% (to a 2.1 rating from a 1.9).

The drama "Life," from Rand Ravich ("The Astronaut’s Wife") and Far Shariat ("Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"), focuses on a detective who is given a second chance. Golden Globe nominee Damian Lewis ("Band of Brothers") plays complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews, who returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.