Privileged picked up for five more episodes

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Good news, Privileged fans: Your show isn't going anywhere anytime soon. The CW has ordered five more episodes of the rookie dramedy, giving it a boost of confidence and (at least) an 18-episode first season, reports Variety.

Privileged was The CW's overlooked new fall entry, having been buried under the landslide of hype and marketing surrounding The CW's favorite new child, 90210. Even with the odds stacked against it, the show has won the favor of critics and, let's admit it, us.

The show stars JoAnna Garcia as an aspiring journalist who takes a gig in Palm Beach, Florida, tutoring a pair of troublesome teens (Lucy Kate Hale, Ashley Newbrough) who are the granddaughters of a wealthy business mogul. Privileged is based on the books How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls.

Because there are more episodes to play with now, the CW has decided to squeeze in new episodes of Privileged on a new night to expand its audience--December 1 and 8 behind Gossip Girl--instead of the network's original plan to air repeats of One Tree Hill. Those who keep a tight schedule need not worry--those same episodes will once again air in Privileged's regular time slot.

More Privileged is A-OK with us. How do you feel about it?

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