Fox Orders Full Season for Freshman Drama "Gotham"

Fox has ordered six additional episodes of its breakout drama "Gotham," raising its first-season total to a full 22.

The announcement should come as little surprise, as the premiere episode of the Batman prequel gave the network its highest-rated fall debut in 14 years.

"Gotham" Breaks Live+7 Ratings Record

"'Gotham' debuted as one of the most buzzed-about shows of the fall, and with good reason. Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon have created an incredibly rich world, with characters that draw you in and a cast that brings to life these heroes and villains in a way we've never seen before," Fox Television Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman said in a statement. "We are so excited to see where Bruno, Danny and the entire 'Gotham' team take this story over the course of this season, and so thankful to all the fans who have embraced it this fall."

Starring Ben McKenzie as idealistic detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as his corrupt partner Harvey Bullock and David Mazouz as young Bruce Wayne, "Gotham" returns tonight at 8 ET/PT with the new episode "Arkham," in which a contentious city council vote looms on the future of the Arkham district, and an old friend pays Gordon a visit.

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