The CW Picks Up Nine More 'Arrow' Episodes
The CW Picks Up Nine More 'Arrow' Episodes
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Thanks to Twitter, it's time to start celebrating a full season of Arrow on The CW. The show's star, Stephen Amell, has tweeted news  to his followers that the network has picked up nine more episodes of the show.

Although this is hardly an official announcement, you can trust the star of a new and going-strong show to know when there are updates. In this case, Stephen Amell, who stars in Arrow as Oliver Queen/the Arrow, is right.

This is what Amell posted on the morning of Monday, October 22:

"Best way to start a Monday? Getting picked up for your back nine episodes. Thwick. #Arrow"

Of course, this is hardly a confirmed statement from The CW, and the network has so far made no announcement, although they probably will soon enough now that this is out there. But we were able to confirm that Stephen Amell's Twitter statement is indeed correct. Arrow will have its full 22 episodes in season 1!

For those of you foolish enough to not watch Arrow, the show tells the story of Oliver Queen, a former playboy billionaire who was marooned on a deserted (or was it?) island for five years. Upon his return to civilization, Oliver is a changed man. He has now dedicated his life to eradicating the corruption that plagues his home of Starling City. To do this, the young man becomes the Arrow, a green-hooded vigilante with deadly aim.

The show stars Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen), Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance), Colin Donnell (Tommy Merlyn), Susanna Thompson (Moira Queen-Steele), Colin Salmon (Walter Steele), Willa Holland (Thea Queen), David Ramsey (John Diggle) and Paul Blackthorne (Detective Lance).

Based on the DC Comics character, The Green Arrow, the show incorporates both a gritty realism (Oliver/Arrow has no super powers other than fantastic abs) and villains familiar to comic-book readers.

The premiere of Arrow on Wednesday, October 11 set a premiere ratings record for The CW matching that of The Vampire Diaries, three years ago. The second week's ratings stayed steady at a 1.3 in the 18-49 demo, indicating that the show is a solid performer for the network.

It's also really, really good.

Stay tuned for more information as it arises and make sure you are watching Arrow when it airs on Wednesdays at 8pm on The CW!

(Images courtesy of The CW)