Season One of FOX’s Gotham to Get 16 Episodes
Posted by Larry Csonka on 05.13.2014
FOX’s Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly explains…
- During a recent conference call, FOX's Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly spoke about the new show Gotham and how many episodes the first season will have.
"Well, we've already ordered it proactively for 16 episodes. That's the number one comment on how strongly we feel about it. We were only contractually obligated to order 13, and we ordered 16, because we think that's the way that show, at least in its first iteration, will be very strong to arc to. Could we do more next season? We certainly could, but that's where we're starting with that one. That show is going to have a very strong, serialized element.
16 [for Gotham] felt like the right amount. That's just what I'm saying. In our mind, there's no set standard order any more. It didn't come down on stone tablets that television had to be made in 13- and 22-episode increments. We handcraft them over here at FOX."
- This is nothing new for FOX, Sleepy Hollow got 13 episodes for its first season, and will get 18 for its second.