Fox Orders More “Standoff”

Craig Silverstein must be breathing a sigh of relief right now.  Fox has ordered six more episodes of his freshman series Standoff.  Adding to the initial 13 episodes ordered, this brings the total to 19 episodes. 

According to Variety, “Fox opted to order six episodes of Standoff rather than the usual nine because, with Idol and 24, net believes it won’t have a need for more segs, a spokesman said.”

While the ratings have been described as “modest,” they were high enough for Fox to keep it on the air for now.  Perhaps this will give the show the time it needs to attract the audience necessary to get a season two. 

If you’ve missed an episode and want to catch up, you can watch on demand episodes at Standoff’s MySpace page

“Standoff” Marathon This Afternoon

So has anybody been watching Standoff?  The man behind Standoff is none other than I-Man writer extraordinaire Craig Silverstein.  We I-Man fans know how incredibly talented Craig is, so it was only a matter of time before a show he created got picked up. 

Standoff has been on hiatus for a few weeks because of the games, but it’s set to return with a new episode in a new timeslot this Tuesday, October 31, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on FOX. 

If you’ve missed any of the previous episodes of Standoff, now is your chance to get caught up.  This afternoon the TV Guide Channel will be re-airing the first four episodes of the series according to a TV Guide Channel press release.  Series stars Ron Livingston and Rosemarie DeWitt will be hosting the marathon, which will air from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m ET/PT. 

Way to go, Craig!  Now if I could just get him to write our movie script.