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The wildly popular Batman prequel television series “Gotham” has got the go ahead from Fox to produce six additional episodes. This gives the show the status of having a first season with a total of 22 episodes.

Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens are executive producers for the series, which follows straight shooter Gotham police detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) as he wages an almost one man war against the crime and corruption in Gotham City. The show has garnered solid ratings and the premiere episode also topped piracy downloads.

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“‘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 Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. “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.”

“Gotham” is based on the DC Entertainment characters, which Warner Bros. TV has the rights to. “Masters of Sex” actor Nicholas D’Agosto will portray Harvey Dent a.k.a. Two-Face later this season with the possibility of the character becoming a regular in the second season.

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“Gotham” airs on Mondays in the 8:00-9:00 p.m. time slot on Fox. The series stars Ben McKenzie, David Mazouz, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Zabryna Guevara, Erin Richards, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cory Michael Smith, Victoria Cartagena, Andrew Stewart-Jones, John Doman, Camren Bicondova, Richard Kind, Drew Powell, Grayson McCouch, J.W. Cortes, Dominic Wergeland, David Zayas and Carol Kane.

Sources: Variety, IMDb