To the surprise of no one, The CW announced today that it has ordered a full season of freshman series The Flash. Additionally, the network has also picked up the well-received comedy-drama Jane the Virgin for a full season. The Flash is, of course, the network’s sort-of-spinoff of Arrow, as it follows the titular DC Comics character’s exploits in Central City, as played by Grant Gustin. The show exists in the same universe as Arrow, with a crossover planned to occur during Episode 8 of this current season. The Flash has earned mostly positive notices and has performed solidly in the ratings for the network—in fact it was the most-watched series premiere in The CW history. Catch up on all of Dave’s recaps right here.
Jane the Virgin, meanwhile, has earned strong praise from critics. Starring Gina Rodriguez, the show revolves around a religious young Latina woman whose vow to save her virginity until marriage is threatened by the fact that a doctor mistakenly artificially inseminates her during a checkup. Read the full press release on the full season orders for both The Flash and Jane the Virgin after the jump.