The Moment of Truth by Kelsey McNeal/Fox The Moment of Truth by Kelsey McNeal/Fox

Reassured by second-week numbers, Fox has ordered 13 additional episodes of The Moment of Truth, which in large part because of its Idol lead-in has emerged as the season's top-rated new show. Casting is now under way for a new batch of contestants - apparently many who had signed on and bailed after seeing the first two outings - and a Feb. 11 production start is set.

One of the most criticized aspects of Truth... the exaggerated pauses between questions... and... answers, is now being addressed in editing... starting with this past... Wednesday's show.