November 11, 2008 / 5:15 AM / 11 years ago

"Rita" rocking at Lifetime with season pickup

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Lifetime has given a full-season pickup to “Rita Rocks,” a comedy starring Nicole Sullivan as a wife and mother who forms a garage band.

The order for seven additional episodes brings the first-season complement to 20.

“Rita” premiered October 20, airing as a strip for a week before moving into its regular time slot at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The series, which marks the women’s cable channel’s first original comedy in 10 years, is averaging 956,000 viewers per first-run episode.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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