GOTHAM: Fox orders 6 additional episodes

FOX has ordered six more episodes of this fall’s breakout new drama series, GOTHAM, it was announced today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. The announcement raises the series order to 22 episodes.

“GOTHAM debuted as one of the most buzzed-about shows of the fall, and with good reason. Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon have created an incredibly rich world, with characters that draw you in and a cast that brings to life these heroes and villains in a way we’ve never seen before,” said Walden and Newman. “We are so excited to see where Bruno, Danny and the entire GOTHAM team take this story over the course of this season, and so thankful to all the fans who have embraced it this fall.”

I am happy to hear that Fox is giving GOTHAM a full season, but the early episodes have been a mixed bag. I think the cast is great, but the writing is less than stellar and, quite frankly, feels lazy. GOTHAM has a great premise and could be something great, Heller needs to tighten up the writing and deliver a stronger, sharper program.