ROSEWOOD: Morris Chestnut as Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. in the "Vandals and Vitamins" episode of ROSEWOOD airing Wednesday, Oct. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Tyler Golden/FOX.

ROSEWOOD: Morris Chestnut as Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. in the “Vandals and Vitamins” episode of ROSEWOOD airing Wednesday, Oct. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

*Fox has given more life to “Rosewood.”

The network has ordered three more scripts for the freshman crime drama, starring Morris Chestnut as private pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr.

The show has performed well in the ratings since its debut, serving as the lead in to Fox’s megahit “Empire.” This Wednesday’s episode drew an audience of 5.7 million total viewers, slipping 8 percent from the previous week, which in turn was down from its Sept. 23 premiere.

The three scripts come in addition to the 13 fully produced episodes already ordered by Fox. Though the order falls short of a full-season pickup, it does indicate the network has hope for the series.

Lorraine Toussaint

Lorraine Toussaint

Below, co-star Lorraine Toussaint talks about being wooed by “Rosewood” executive producer Todd Harthan once her last series “Forever” was cancelled:

“Rosewood” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on FOX.

Watch a clip below featuring co-star Nicole Ari Parker, from the episode “Fireflies and Fidelity”: