With the CW‘s two freshman series, The Flash and Jane The Virgin, garnering some of the best reviews for new series this fall, the network is already looking forward to the second part of the season, ordering three additional scripts from each of the two shows. The vote of confidence comes two weeks before the October 7 debut of The Flash and three weeks ahead of the series premiere of Jane The Virgin, whose star Gina Rodriguez is touted to be one of this season’s breakouts.
Giving any type of order to new broadcast series several weeks before their debut is unusual and comes after both The Flash and Jane had delivered a couple of more episodes, with the CW executives said to be very pleased with that they have seen.
The CW brass like having the network’s new fall series prepared for a possible back order with pickups of additional scripts early on. Last year, all three freshmen, The Originals, The Tomorrow People and Reign, received orders for three additional scripts in October, after two airings of The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, one of The Tomorrow People and a week ahead of Reign‘s premiere, which had been pushed by a week. All three series went on to score full-season pickups, with two, The Originals and Reign, also making it to Season 2.