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.
Best way to start a Monday? Getting picked up for your back nine episodes. Thwick. #Arrow— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) October 22, 2012
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.