NBC Orders Five More Episodes of Marry Me

NBC isn't quite ready to take the plunge on a full season of its new rom-com Marry Me, but it isn't breaking up with the show, either. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has said, "I do!" to five more episodes of the Ken Marino-Casey Wilson sitcom, which is four shy of the standard nine episodes that typically signify a full-season pickup.

One reason that NBC might be hesitant to go all the way with Marry Me is that the show has declined quite a bit after a promising start; Tuesday's fourth episode registered 4.54 million viewers and a 1.3 rating among the 18-to-49 crowd, down from the October 14 series premiere of 7.54 million and a 2.3. Or perhaps the network is worried that Marry Me is too dependent on having The Voice as its lead-in, and concerned that it won't be able to move Marry Me to anywhere else on its schedule because the show might do terribly without a boost from the popular singing competition.  

As for whether or not the show deserves more episodes, after its first three outings, I thought it was a pretty big stinker and an inferior copy of its spiritual predecessor, Happy Endings. But did you see Episode 4, the show's most recent? It was way better than the three previous installments, and it left me hopeful that Marry Me will become the show we all know it could be. I'm crossing my fingers that it continues to improve.

How have you been liking Marry Me so far? 


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Nov 06, 2014
Happy Endings had a lot of stupid writing, but its cast had enough chemistry that they carried it through is weaknesses. Marry Me doesn't enjoy that at all, and as such it's just not engaging enough.
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Nov 06, 2014
It should be cancelled -- solely because it's on my Deadpool list (I think). haha.
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Nov 06, 2014
I've not seen episode 4 yet, but so far it's been very disappointing. It's rather predictable and beyond Wilson trying to channel Penny because she's not ready to let her die and Marino coming across as an ass, are a supporting cast of annoying stereotypes (the gay Dads are insufferably and needlessly camp).
This show will never be Happy Endings and it needs to be particularly special to pass "The Test".
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Nov 06, 2014
I don't like the show very much but with other rom-coms dropping left and right that might be the only guilty pleasure left.
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Nov 06, 2014
It's not the best and it's not exactly Happy Ending but it has a similar feel to it and it has Casey Wilson so its I'll keep wtaching.
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Nov 06, 2014
i think it is pretty good compared to the shit new shows that have premiered this fall. It might become tiresome after a season or two, considering it's premise, but I'm digging it for now.
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Nov 06, 2014
Hmm? I thought it was pretty good right off the bat. Happy Endings didn't start at a high point either. This has a very likable ensemble.
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Nov 06, 2014
why?
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Nov 06, 2014
Pretty big stinker? I don't think so. #HateNBC
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