The CW has extended the Season 2 run of “Legends of Tomorrow.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, the network ordered four more episodes of the “Arrow” — “The Flash” offshoot, bringing its total Season 2 order to 17. While the season extension is definitely good news for fans, some viewers are actually disappointed with the fact that the network didn’t give the series a full-season order.
“To be honest, I’m a little disappointed,” a TVLine reader wrote. “I was hoping for a full back-nine order (I read some reports from SDCC that said that was a possibility). But it’s still four more episodes than we had before, so I’ll take it.”
“It should be a back nine for a full 22 episode season,” commented another reader. “This show has been on fire, why can’t they just give it a full season?”
While the CW’s reason for not giving “Legends of Tomorrow” a full-season order is unclear, a source told Bleeding News last November that the show is “incredibly expensive” to produce. The CW also has five midseason shows coming up (“Riverdale,” “iZombie,” “Reign,” “The Originals,” and “The 100”), so giving “Legends of Tomorrow” a full-season order this year could probably cause major changes to the network’s overall schedule.
Although “Legends of Tomorrow” has the lowest ratings of all the DC Comics superhero shows on the CW, the series remains to be a strong performer for the network. According to Variety, the show is earning an average of 2.34 million viewers (including DVR viewership) and a 0.9 rating in the 18–49 demographic for Season 2.
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A new episode of “Legends of Tomorrow” airs tonight at 8 p.m. Check out the synopsis for Season 2, episode 5, titled “Compromised,” below:
“When the Legends trace a timequake to President Reagan’s White House, they are shocked to discover their old enemy Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) is now a Senior Adviser to Reagan. As the team works to uncover what Darhk has up his devious sleeve, Sara (Caity Lotz) struggles with the choice of getting revenge or helping with the team’s larger mission. Thinking that the JSA members could be of help, Amaya (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) and Nate (Nick Zano) break into the JSA and are surprised at what they find. Meanwhile, Stein (Victor Garber) tries to prevent his younger self from creating an even bigger time aberration.”