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10/22/2012 01:43 pm ET Updated Oct 22, 2012

'Arrow' Picked Up For Full Season On The CW

Rejoice, "Arrow" (and Stephen Amell) fans: The series has been picked up for a full season.

Amell -- who plays the show's star, Oliver Queen -- tweeted the news on Monday.

"Arrow," based on the comic book "Green Arrow," centers on billionaire playboy Oliver who comes home to fight crime after being stranded on a desert island for five years. The show also stars Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell and more.

The series pickup doesn't come as much of a surprise. The October 10 premiere of "Arrow" brought the best ratings The CW had seen in three years, with 4 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the key 18-49 demographic.

The CW has also ordered additional scripts for freshman dramas "Beauty And The Beast" and "Emily Owens, M.D.," which have both seen solid ratings.

"Emily Owens, M.D." airs on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.
"Arrow" airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET.
"Beauty And The Beast" airs on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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