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Fox has ordered six more episodes of Gotham, bringing the freshman drama's order to a full 22-episode season, the network announced on Monday.

"Gotham debuted as one of the most buzzed-about shows of the fall, and with good reason," Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman said in a statement. "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. 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."

Fall TV Editors' Picks: Meet the villains who run Gotham without Batman

Gotham, one of's Editors' Picks, follows Detective Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) as he rises through the ranks of the Gotham Police Department. Along with his partner Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), Gordon works to clean up the streets while often crossing paths with well-known Batman villains, including The Riddler, The Penguin and Catwoman.

Watch Ben McKenzie talk about the re-imagining Jim Gordon below: