"Joey" is doing OK without all those friends, so NBC wants the "Friends" spinoff to stick around for a full season.
The network ordered at least nine more episodes of the sitcom starring Matt LeBlanc, who moved to his own show after "Friends." Drea de Matteo ("The Sopranos") co-stars.
NBC trumpeted "Joey" as the season's top-rated new comedy among adults ages 18 to 49 and among total viewers, and the No. 2 comedy overall in the advertiser-favored 18-to-49 demographic, behind NBC's "Will & Grace."
But the series has yet to match the success of "Friends." CBS' "Survivor" drew more viewers last week in head-to-head competition with "Joey" and "Will & Grace."--apCopyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times