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CW gives 'Arrow' full-season order

October 22, 2012|By Yvonne Villarreal
  • Stephen Amell stars in "Arrow."
Stephen Amell stars in "Arrow." (Jack Rowand / CW )

The CW announced Monday that it has given "Arrow" a full-season order. (It's still unclear if that means more salmon ladder pull-ups are to come.)

The superhero drama based on DC Comics' "Green Arrow" was a breakout hit for the network. It's premiere earlier this month drew 4.1 million viewers -- making it the CW's most watched telecast of any show in three years and it's most watched premiere since "Vampire Diaries." It maintained its audience in the age 18-34 and 18-49 demographics in its second week.

"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,” CW President Mark Pedowitz said in a statement. "I'm proud of the quality of ARROW and I’m happy we'll be able to share more of it with viewers."

Stephen Amell, who stars as billionaire playboy turned vigilante Oliver Queen, took to Twitter to express his delight: "Best way to start a Monday? Getting picked up for your back nine episodes. Thwick," he said.

The Wednesday drama is the network's first pickup for the fall.

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Yvonne Villarreal

yvonne.villarreal@latimes.com

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