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Fox Gives Full-Season Order to Drama Series

Oct 13, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Fox likes what it has seen so far in the fall season from one of its new shows. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that the network gave a full-season order to the Batman origin story “Gotham.”

The series started out with a 16-episode order, and that has now been bumped up with six additional episodes, bringing its run to 22 episodes in the show’s first season.

The move comes after “Gotham” set a record for Live+7 lift, Andreeva notes.

“‘Gotham’ joins another breakout freshman drama, ABC’s ‘How to Get Away With Murder,’ and fellow ABC newbie, comedy ‘black-ish,’ which were awarded full-season pickups last week,” the story reports “No decision yet on Fox’s other new fall series, ‘Red Band Society’ and ‘Mulaney,’ which have struggled, though ‘Red Band’ tied ‘Gotham’ for the biggest Premiere Week percentage gain (82%).”

“Gotham” gave Fox its highest-rated fall drama premiere in 14 years, Andreeva notes. The premiere jumped to a 6.0 rating in 18-49 in Live+7, putting “Gotham” one tenth of a point behind “How to Get Away With Murder” into No. 2 among drama telecasts during premiere week, the report adds.

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