'Dynasty' Scores Full-Season Order at The CW

Meanwhile, freshman military drama 'Valor' will wrap its run with 13 episodes as a decision on its future will be made closer to the upfronts in May.
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'Dynasty'

The CW is committing to Dynasty.

The younger-skewing broadcast network has handed out a back-nine episode order for its reboot of the 1980s primetime soap. The pickup is the first full-season order placed by The CW this season.

Dynasty, produced by CBS Television Studios, is averaging 0.4 among adults 18-49 and 1.3 million total viewers with three days of DVR. That's smaller than the returns for Valor. However, Dynasty boasts a lucrative Netflix deal and makes the full-season order almost a slam dunk.

The series, which marks the return of Gossip Girl producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage to the network, bowed to largely negative reviews. (The Hollywood Reporter's Daniel Fienberg said the show is "not a primetime soap worth catfighting over.")

Elizabeth Gilles, Nathalie Kelley and Grant Show star in the drama from Fake Empire and showrunner Sallie Patrick. Original Dynasty creators Esther and Richard Shapiro also executive produce alongside director Brad Silberling.

Rookie military drama Valor, meanwhile, will wrap its run with its initial 13-episode order. A decision about a potential second season will be made closer to May's upfront presentations to Madison Avenue ad buyers after The CW reviews the show's digital performance.

Dynasty becomes the latest broadcast rookie to score a full-season pickup, joining ABC's The Good Doctor and CBS' SEAL Team and Young Sheldon. (Fox's The Orville, always designed as a short-order run, was renewed for season two last week.)

Still awaiting premiere dates on The CW's midseason schedule are rookies Black Lightning and Life Sentence, as well as veterans iZombie, The 100 and the final season of The Originals.

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