'Arrow' Officially Picked Up for Full Season

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October 22nd, 2012

According to the Twitter Feed of lead actor Stephen Amell, Arrow has been picked up for a full season by The CW. We'll update this post if an official press release materializes soon.

Here it is!

via press release:


October 22, 2012 (Burbank, CA) - The CW picked up a full season of its breakout hit drama ARROW, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.

"Our strategy of rolling out our new fall schedule later in the year really paid off for The CW on several levels, especially with ARROW, which was the network's most watched premiere in three years and is one of the breakout hits of the new season," said Pedowitz. "I'm proud of the quality of ARROW and I'm happy we'll be able to share more of it with viewers."

ARROW scored a bull's-eye for The CW with its premiere, which drew 4.14 million viewers, making it the network's most watched telecast of any show, on any night, in three years. The ARROW debut also marked The CW's most watched series premiere since THE VAMPIRE DIARIES in 2009. In its second outing, ARROW became the only new network drama this season to maintain its audience in both adults 18-34 and adults 18-49 from its premiere to its second week.

ARROW is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg.

  • a p garcia

    What a surprise!?

  • RG-X

    Most likely to secure the strong early viewing audience so they will strongly comit to the show.

  • don juan

    you can put it on the boards! yes!

  • Dan

    Not a shock, obviously. As far as CW shows are concerned I expect Beauty and the Beast to get a full season, then cancelled a la Secret Circle and Emily Owens may last a few more episodes (or get a full year) since GG is ending and ANTM isnt on the midseason schedule.

    I expect Cult to likely replace Emily Owens on Tuesday or if CW wants to keep Hart of Dixie and Emily Owens paired together they may premiere Cult after Vampire Diaries and move BATB to Fridays.

  • Arrow

    CW midseason:

    The Carrie Diaries

    Beauty and the Beast
    Hart of Dixie


    The Vampire Diaries


    Cancelled mindseason: Owens M.D.

  • GG

    Announce Flopita’s (aka Nikita) cancelation!

  • Arrow

    I wonder what The CW will do during the summer?

    With what they have so far, I’d assume:

    Top Model
    The L.A. Complex

    Oh Sit


    Breaking Pointe


  • Ultima


    This makes you sound like a moron.

    Announce Nikita’s cancelation!

    I fixed it for you, so now you just sound delusional!


  • The Original J

    Does anyone know which CW shows already have 22-episode orders and which just have initial 13-episode orders (aside from GG, which is in it’s final season)?

  • Ultima

    @The Original J
    Does anyone know which CW shows already have 22-episode orders and which just have initial 13-episode orders

    Every returning show has a full season order (except Gossip Girl); Arrow is the first new show to receive a full season pickup.

  • POI

    im so happy to hear this news now i hope it can maintain its ratings and maybe even grow more to become the number 1 show for the cw and beat TVD and i will be waiting and hoping for a season 2 and more than that.

    This Show is awesome and it deserves it and i wish that more people watch it.

  • BigBopperInPinkLoafers78

    Really pleased to hear this. I think the show is a lot of fun.

  • MJDB

    Great news, but not a shocker considering it got a 1.3 for two weeks in a row. The only downside is I have Cablevision, but it has been fine for me to just watch this and Beauty and the Beast online.

  • Robert

    Now…green light that rumored “Spectre” TV series!!

  • swalker

    Emily Owens and Beauty and the Beast got orders for 3 addition scripts according to deadline. New Girl got orders for 2 more episodes.

  • LT

    I hope Arrow eventually goes close to 2.0. That would give CW a legit show.

  • lana

    LT, i think Arrow can do it

  • Jared

    Love this show. So happy to hear its been picked up by the CW for a full season although not surprised. Along with this press release they should have added its also picked up for a second season. We all know that’s gonna happen.

  • Mark

    Because of this show I now know where the CW is on my cable channels….lol

  • rehabber

    Yes, my Wed night is set, Arrow and Supernatural.

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