Report: The CW Orders a Full Season of Arrow

In this age of news leaking at the speed of the internet, why shouldn't we trust the Twitter feed of an actor as a legitimate source of news? Arrow's chunk of hunk Stephen Amell spilled some beans today on his Twitter feed, and it's great news for his show.

Thwick, indeed! Using my well-honed investigative abilities, it sounds an awful lot like what he's saying is that Arrow has been picked up for a full season. As usual, the back-nine pickup will be added to the initial 13-episode order for a first season of 22 installments. As of press time, The CW had not confirmed the pickup, but other outlets (including TV Line and Entertainment Weekly) were reporting on it as well.

The order comes after just two episodes of the action series aired with very promising returns. The premiere was a huge boost for The CW, drawing more than 4 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the important 18-49 demo. Episode 2 dipped only slightly, shedding some of its overall audience but staying steady in the demo. Using the CW-to-Standard-Network-Numbers converter, that's like a bazillion viewers for the struggling network.

This is the first full-season pickup of the season for The CW. Pickups at other networks include Fox's The Mindy Project and Ben and Kate and NBC's Revolution, The New Normal, and Go On.

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CW really needs to pick up its rating. I thought 4 million was pretty low, then is realized that Arrow seems to be the highest rated new series on that network.
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So... how long will it take before they mess up that promising premise? Or will it go the way of "Supernatural" and actually get better with time?
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I have a feeling that it'll get better because it has a lot of potential to be a big hit.
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I agree. I mean it's a superhero show so eventually it has to get off the businessmen storyline and move over to bigger game (super villains etc.).

Personally I think Smallville got a hell of a lot better when Brainiac was introduced and they became less procedural.
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Serialized trumps procedural. :)
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Speaking as a fan of the character since reading "The Longbow Hunters" & facepalming my way through Smallvilles version as best I could, I came in on this one hoping for the best & expecting the worst.



Two episodes deep so far and I gotta say: It definitely doesn't suck...twice now I've watched the end credits nodding my head and wearing a smile, saying out loud: "Cool! That pretty much rocked."



I'm in for the season
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quite a decent show, they deserve it :) just hope they'll announce the cancellation of Beauty & the Bitch soon ^-^ cuz 33% viewers lost in the 2nd installment isn't good even for the CW.

be patient, beloved TSC, avenged soon thy will be!!!!

ps: there was a tinsy bit of a pb to connect yesterday :(
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I'm glad it got a full season. :) The only CW show I watch.
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One of the best show on the CW and probably one of the best new show this fall.
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Along with TVD, SPN and Nikita, these are the ONLY good shows on The CW. I hope that Arrow is renewed for another season but looking at the ratings, it's guaranteed one.
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Glad to hear it. I've really enjoyed it so far, and can't wait to see how the show develops as the season progresses. Hopefully it continues to do well and comes back for a second season.
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It's been pretty fun. Not amazing, but entertaining nonetheless. Cool.
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The main character seems like a dudebro tool to me. What are the rest of you seeing that I'm not?
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He maybe looks for that dudebro tool role but he acts quite different. And not that bad. For me, he's quite likable but one thing bothers me - he changed his behavior like 5 times during 2 episodes. From silent and good to loud and a douche. And then back and forth. Some characters need to start seeing him for who he really is.
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Agreed. Very unlikable so far.
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yay! Bring on Captain JACK! Wooohoooooo!
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Awesome, Love the series so far!
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Yes! Had this as my tiebreaker in the Dead Pool!
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yeah me too!!
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Yeeessss...it was mine too. I have the maximum number of points so far, and the best tiebreaker so far.
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Congrats! But I'm pretty sure that I'm losing even though I have the correct tiebreaker.
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Nooooooooo...I just looked at my dead pool selections, and Animal Practice isn't on there. I was so sure that it was. I had it on there for a while, but I must have replaced it with 666 Park Avenue when I made the final selection.
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Fantastic news :D. I didn't expect the first two episodes to be that good to be honest.



Loved it all, minus the bland commentary from the first episode. Hopefully, they don't use that again :P
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Great to hear. Enjoyable first 2 episodes, much better start than Smallville had. I can't believe I now watch 2 CW shows unironically. What a wonderful world.
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Great news. The show shows real promise.
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Great news. The show shows real promise.
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Great news! I'm loving the show!!!
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I'm still not sold on the show, but it's been relatively entertaining thus far. I'm more interested to hear about a full season pickup for Elementary and Last Resort, but thanks for the update, Tim!!
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I'm not sure what CBS is waiting on with Elementary. Considering how badly they wanted this show in the first place (they asked Moffat, he said no, they made it anyway), I figured it would've ordered more eps after last week.

In any case, it doesn't matter too much since my Dead Pool is completely shot. Sigh.
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I had never heard Moffat turned it down. Well duh. He's kinda busy.
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He didn't, CBS wanted to buy the rights to Sherlock for a remake and Moffat, Gatiss and Co. refused to sell them but CBS went ahead with their version anyway.
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*goes ahead and invoices the next 20 episodes*
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Great. Arrow is my Tiebreaker in the death pool. So i am glad for two reasons. It is a good show after all.
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Great. Arrow is my Tiebreaker in the death pool. So i am glad for two reasons. It is a good show after all.
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Good news. The show is promising so far plus I like Superhero shows, but I do hope they portray the shooting abilities of the bad guys a little less ridiculous.

I mean, come on, who wouldn't be able to hit a guy running straight at you WITH AN AUTOMATIC weapon? Don't get me wrong: I don't want them to hit, I just want the situation to be set up in a way that it is at least somewhat plausible that they miss. Or that Arrow moves in a way that makes it plausible. But running in a straight line, clear line of sight and an automatic weapon? That makes it pretty much impossible to not hit a target.
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It's hard than you think if you lack experience. People new to automatic weapons tend to waste most of their ammo due to muzzle lift when using full-auto.
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Great. Arrow is my Tiebreaker in the death pool. So i am glad for two reasons. It is a good show after all.

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The CW is so predictable, "we have a non-success on our hands, let's take it to the max!" Now Arrow can join the ranks of Oh Sit as shows The CW picked up, what a great achievement!

The first episode of Arrow was pretty mediocre, felt exactly like a CW show, cribbed the same cheap look and even Lex Luthor's mansion from Smallville and that repetitive soap junk from... everything else they air. Did not see the hoopla reviewers were giving it.
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CW goes after a demographic that doesn't cross over with yours, that doesn't make something good or bad... it makes it not for you. No reason to be grumpy about it.
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Whoa whoa whoa!! Whether or not you're a fan of Arrow, I think we can all agree that it's a better show than "Oh Sit!", which ranks just slightly above "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo!" as far as quality TV is concerned.
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Sorry, but the worst show currently on TV has to be Breaking In. I watched it last night. Seriously it's terrible. If I had a chair tall enough to reach my ceiling I would have hung myself! I actually thanked god that I didn't own any firearms. Cause I would have used them on myself or the shows writers!
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You're a little late, buddy. This one bought the dust a while back...
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Ya this was cancelled a while ago, there is no third season.
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Um... no, it does not have a third season.
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If your talking about Breaking In your wrong Muder. Believe it or not it actually got a third season. Slater must be knockin boots with the network exec to keep that stuff on the air.

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I'm happy for all the women, and some men, who will now have a piece of eye-candy to admire every Wednesday evening. Good for you, ladies and gents.
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Make that three (at least) pieces of eye-candy, you seem to be forgetting the Winchesters ;)
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You seem to be forgetting about Cas. :)
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Yay, I love this show
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"Wow! I can't believe Arrow got a full-season pickup!" said nobody ever.
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