The CW Orders More 'Legends of Tomorrow'

The comic book adaptation will have 17 episodes this season in lieu of the original order of 13.
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'Legends of Tomorrow'

Legends of Tomorrow will get a slightly larger sophomore run as The CW on Wednesday announced it has upped its original 13-episode order to 17.

One of four series on the broadcast network that is based on a DC Comics property and comes from mega-producer Greg Berlanti, Legends' extra episodes join a very tight CW schedule. It's also worth noting that the show is more than doubling the ratings of fall newcomers No Tomorrow and Frequency.

Among the DC shows, Legends ranks behind The Flash, Supergirl and Arrow but does average a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49 and nearly 2.4 million viewers in live-plus-same-day showings. 

The series, a spinoff that overlaps with the other DC dramas, is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti's shingle. Its extra month on the CW lineup will further crowd the network's midseason schedule.

The CW has The Originals, iZombie, The 100 and Reign waiting for a return — and also will use the second half of the TV calendar to launch new entry Riverdale.

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