DC’s Legends of Tomorrow gets four additional episodes for Season Two

The CW’s DC Comics-inspired television series, Legends of Tomorrow is now into its second season, after the series premiered at the start of this year. Unlike its fellow DC programs on the network however, Legends of Tomorrow was only awarded a 13-episode order for its current season to start. Today, Variety has broken the news that The CW has picked up an additional four episodes of Legends of Tomorrow for Season Two, bringing the total up to 17 episodes, and one more episode than the 16-episode-long Season One.

The Justice Society of AmericaLegends of Tomorrow is currently the lowest-rated of The CW’s quartet of presently-airing DC Universe-inspired shows, though still brings in higher viewership than the majority of The CW’s current shows overall. Despite the very irregular episode count, this additional episode order seems to be a positive sign for the series’ future going forward, as a staple of The CW’s shared DC Television Universe, which also comprises Arrow and The Flash, currently in their fifth and third seasons, respectively. By contrast, Arrow and The Flash will both span the usual 23 episodes in their current seasons, while detached DC series, Supergirl, which exists in a parallel universe with a tenuous link to the main DC Television Universe on The CW, has a 22-episode count for its current second season.lot-footage-3

Legends of Tomorrow’s second season has continued to enjoy mostly positive reception, with the current roster starring Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary, Victor Garber and Franz Drameh as Dr. Martin Stein and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson respectively, the two halves of DC superhero, Firestorm, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/The Atom, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave, Nick Zano as Nate Heywood/Citizen Steel, and Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen. The series combines lesser-known DC superheroes with time-traveling adventures, as the titular Legends travel throughout history to correct aberrations in time, the results of time criminals interfering with established history. The roster of heroes also mostly comprises characters that were previously introduced on Arrow and The Flash, with Legends of Tomorrow existing as a spin-off of both of those shows.

Legends of Tomorrow airs on Thursday nights, between 8:00-9:00 P.M. EST, on CTV Two for us Canadians, and The CW for the U.S.

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