While this news should come as no surprise, it's nice to have it be official. Arrow has proven to be huge hit for The CW, and The CW has just rewarded the show by officially giving it an early pickup for its second season. In a statement, The CW Network actually announced early pickups not only for Arrow, but also for The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural. All three shows will return in Fall 2013.
“We said last year that one of our goals was to establish building blocks to grow on, and now with our new hit Arrow and fan favorite Supernatural on Wednesday night, and the continued success of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, we’ve been able to do that,” said The CW President Mark Pedowitz. “Not only do Arrow, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries perform well on-air, they’re also extremely successful for us both digitally and socially. I’m thrilled to have all three shows returning to our schedule next season.”
Arrow posted The CW’s best series premiere since 2009 and currently stands as the network’s most watched show with 4.3 million viewers. The success of Arrow has also benefited Supernatural. Since being paired with Arrow on Wednesday this year, Supernatrual has seen a dramatic uptick in its ratings from last season, rising 15% among total viewers, 10% in adults 18-34 and 18% in adults 18-49.