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'The Flash' Gets Full Season Order From CW

The news isn't exactly shocking, but after delivering one of the strongest premieres of this Fall TV season - and drawing in one of The CW's largest audiences in years - the network has officially announced that The Flash has received a full season order. That means fans have a full 22 episodes to look forward to in the show's debut season; and the writing team will need to find additional stories to tell.

Given the wealth of DC Comics characters and story lines they already seem eager to adapt, that shouldn't be too difficult a challenge. The shared production team between Arrow and The Flash weren't waiting for The CW to make their faith in the new series known, already promoting the two hour-long crossover battle between the two DC heroes coming this November.

If that weren't enough of a vote of confidence, CW President Mark Pedowitz expressed the network's enthusiasm for the show which, only two episodes in, is already scratching the costumed superhero itch left in Smallville's absence:

We have had a fantastic start to our season this year, with THE FLASH launching as our most-watched series premiere ever, and JANE THE VIRGIN recognized as the best new show this season by critics across the country. Over the past three seasons, we have made it our mission to grow and to broaden out our audience, and to keep raising the bar with the quality and impact of our new shows, and THE FLASH and JANE have both exceeded our expectations on all counts. I'm thrilled to announce full season orders for both of these terrific new series.

Not long after the announcement was made, star Grant Gustin took to Twitter to show his own gratitude, while implying that the series premiere isn't being counted (or the two-hour crossover counts as two), meaning a total tally of 23 episodes in the series' freshman season.

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