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CW Orders Full Seasons of Two Shows, FX Cancels a Series

Following the lead of their fellow networks, the CW has announced its first two full season pick-ups for its crop of new series. Unsurprisingly, Arrow spin-off The Flash has been upped to a full 22-episode order, up from its initial order of 13 episodes. The superhero series has been pulling in solid ratings for the CW, while also garnering strong press from critics who have enjoyed its slightly less bleak take on the superhero realm.

Also receiving a full season order is the CW’s new comedy Jane the Virgin. While the series hasn’t had the strongest ratings for the network, it has received huge critical acclaim (particularly for its leading lady, Gina Rodriguez) that the network hopes will help the show build its ratings through word of mouth.

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Amidst all this good news at the CW, there was some sad news from FX. The network announced it has canceled The Bridge after two seasons. The thriller/mystery set on the US-Mexico border had received mixed reviews and less than stellar ratings after its first season, but had bounced back creatively for its second season, turning in a strongly crafted season. Unfortunately, the show’s ratings did not improve with the show’s quality, leading to FX axing the series.

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