Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The CW Gives Full Season Orders to 'The Flash' & 'Jane the Virgin'

The CW has given full season orders to its two hit freshman fall series, The Flash and Jane the Virgin, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.

The Flash debuted as the most-watched series premiere ever on The CW, scoring 6.1 million viewers in Live+3 day Nielsen ratings, and was the network's highest-rated series premiere among Adults 18-49 in more than five years, since The Vampire Diaries debuted in 2009.

Meanwhile, Jane the Virgin bowed with The CW's most-watched and highest-rated show in its time period in two years - since the series finale of Gossip Girl. The telenovela series also serves as one of the most critically acclaimed new series this season.

"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," said Pedowitz. "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 the Virgin have both exceeded our expectations on all counts. I'm thrilled to announce full season orders for both of these terrific new series."

The Flash is produced by Bonanza Productions in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, David Nutter and Sarah Schechter. The series is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.

The cast for The Flash includes Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh and Jesse L. Martin.

Jane the Virgin is produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, in association with Electus, with executive producers Jennie Snyder Urman, Ben Silverman, Gary Pearl and Jorge Granier.

The cast for Jane the Virgin includes Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas, Justin Baldoni, Ivonne Coll, Brett Dier and Jaime Camil.