Mobbed Dances Its Way to an 8 Episode Order

Last night, Fox aired Mobbed, a hidden camera show that featured Deal or No Deal host Howie Mandel helping people set up elaborate flash mobs for their family and friends, and today, Fox picked up Mobbed for 8 episodes.

According to Deadline, Mobbed had the largest post-Idol retention and audience in two years. It's not specified where Mobbed would be airing on the schedule or when it would be premiering, so this could replace some of their repeats during the summer or it could be some insurance just in case something in fall doesn't premiere that well. My only hope is that the show is used sparingly because cheap reality shows that rate well are too often drove into the ground by overscheduling. If Fox can keep from overdoing it and the show can find ways to fiddle with its concept to keep it fresh, this could be a pretty nice gain for the network. Read More...


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