Today's column was written by Matt Webb Mitovich.
With the fall TV season almost two weeks under way, pickup orders are starting to trickle in. Among the first beneficiaries are Fox's Prison Break
and American Dad
and NBC's The Office
. Each of the Fox series has been granted a full 22-episode commitment — raising the question of when Prison Break
's nine added outings will air, as 24
takes over the time slot in mid-January — while NBC's workplace comedy, now in its second season, has been greenlit for at least 13 outings. Also reaping renewals: USA Network's The 4400
will start production on a second season this winter and — the one you've been waiting for — WE's Bridezillas
will premiere a third season in March.