‘Arrow’ Picked Up for Full Season, Plus ‘Homeland’ Picked Up for a Season 3

television-news-and-talkNews out of The CW today is that ‘Arrow‘ has been picked up for a full season. So instead fo the initial order, it will now have a 22-episode season. Since the show premiered to the network’s best ratings in 3 years, it should come to no surprise. The second episode debuted to just about the same in ratings too. So it looks like The CW has a hit series so far with ‘Arrow‘ and with upcoming characters like Deathstroke and Firefly, I’m sure fans will continue to check it out. (Source: MTV Splashpage)

Arrow‘ star Stephen Amell also tweeted the good news:

Oliver Queen always hits his target, a fact that the decision makers at The CW are more than fully aware of. In fact, the network has decided that Starling City’s emerald archer is such a hit that he’ll be sticking around for a full season of television.

TV Line reports that “Arrow” has been granted a full season order by The CW, upping its first year’s episode count to 22. It’s hardly a surprise, considering that the series premiered as the network’s most-watched episode of anything in three years, and barely missed a step in its following week.

Also reported today is that Showtime’s Emmy winning series ‘Homeland‘ has been green lit for a third season. With a third of the second season aired so far, this goes to show the confidence Showtime has in ‘Homeland.’ Showtime has ordered 12 episode for Season 3. If you are not watching ‘Homeland,’ you are definitely missing out some some best television currently being broadcasted. (Source: THR)

Showtime is sticking with Homeland.

Though it should come as little surprise after winning big at this year’s Emmys and returning to 1.73 million viewers in September, Showtime has officially announced its renewal for the 20th Century Fox TV drama for a third season.

Slipping just shy of its premiere haul to 1.66 million viewers in its second week, Homeland’s original outings are outperforming its freshman run. That season averaged 4.4 million weekly viewers across platforms — DVR, On Demand, encores, streaming — and had the strongest finale for a freshman season (5 million across platforms) in network history.

The season two premiere has thus far netted 5.2 million viewers across platforms, and the most recent episode outperformed its previous record with 1.75 million viewers during its inaugural airing.

From executive producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, Homeland is loosely based on the Israeli series Prisoners of War. It’s won devoted fan base that includes President Obama — and is considered a contributing factor in the network’s 1.1 million subscriber gain this year (to a total of 20.5 million).

Homeland took home six Emmys at the recent kudos, including outstanding drama series and outstanding lead nods for stars Damian Lewis and Claire Danes. It also won the top drama prize during the 2012 Golden Globe Awards.

“The Emmy wins for Homeland have certainly set the stage for a great second season,” said Showtime Networks president of entertainment David Nevins. “The writers, cast and crew of Homeland continue to create a remarkably entertaining and suspenseful roller coaster ride, growing audiences week after week. We can’t wait for our viewers to experience what unfolds through the rest of season two. Our partners at Fox 21 have been tremendous, and we are thrilled to begin the planning for Homeland’s third season.”

The third season of Homeland will consist of 12 one-hour episodes, with production set to begin in the spring.

The Hollywood Reporter’s Tim Goodman recently called the current season “one of the best high-wire acts put on the small screen.”

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