The CW has picked up additional episodes of all three of its new fall series.Charmedhas received a traditional Back 9 order, bringing its Season 1 run to a full-season 22 episodes.Legaciesand All American will each produce three more episodes for 16-episode totals.
Legacies was rushed to air, getting a straight-to-series order in May for a fall launch without having gone through the traditional development process and without producing a pilot. Because of the lack of run-up, the series had been earmarked for a shorter run.
Still, the CW boss Mark Pedowitz and his team believe in the show’s creative and auspices and are giving it more time, something they have done with other shows in the past.
Because the CW has been growing its slate of original series over the past few years, the network has been playing with size of the orders. Half of its fall shows will not produce traditional 22-episode seasons. The list includesLegends of Tomorrow and Black Lightning, both doing 16 episodes. The CW will need the room as it has five series on deck for midseason.