NBC has given Surface a full-season chance to win over an audience, according to zap2it.com.
"More viewers are catching on each week, Kevin Reilly, NBC Entertainment president, said, which indicates that this series is on an upward curve in both a creative and popular sense."
According to HollywoodReporter.com, the total number of episodes ordered is still being determined, partially due to NBCs primetime coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turino, Italy, this coming February.
The series, which co-creator Josh Pate described to TV Guide as an action-adventure serial, almost like a sci-fi Dickens novel, gained NBCs confidence by pulling in respectable, though not stunning, ratings. About 10.9 million viewers watched the premiere and successive episodes have been pulling in an average of 10 million viewers.
NBC believes in the long-term appeal of Surface, Reilly said, and its well-crafted arc of stories that steadily build the ongoing drama.
"Surface" airs on Monday nights and stars Lake Bell, who, according to tv-now.com, left the cast of Boston Legal to head up this series, Jay Ferguson (2002s Glory Days) and Carter Jenkins (2005s Bad News Bears).
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