Gina Rodriguez-starring ‘Jane the Virgin’ gets picked up for full season

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Looks like Chicago native Gina Rodriguez will be sticking around: The CW announced Tuesday that it’s given a full season order to her new dramedy, “Jane the Virgin.”

The series — a refreshing change of pace from the younger-skewing network’s comic book and supernatural fare — stars the St. Ignatius College Prep grad as Jane Villanueva. She’s a good girl (make that 23-year-old college student) who ends up accidentally pregnant after an epic fail of a gynecological exam. It’s based on a Venezuelan telenovela.

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The show debuted at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13 on WGN-Channel 9. It drew 1.63 million viewers nationally, which is not much by the Big Four broadcast network standards but is respectable for the CW.

The series premiere built on its lead-in by 22 percent and racked up the net’s most viewers for that time period in nearly three years.

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While “Jane the Virgin” is a solid performer for the CW, it isn’t the ratings success of another freshman CW series, “The Flash,” which has been picked up for a full season. The DC Comics series debuted as the most-watched premiere in CW history, scoring 6.1 million viewers in the first three days. It ranks as the network’s highest-rated series premiere among adults 18-49 since “The Vampire Diaries” launched in 2009.

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Tuesday also saw some cancelation news: It’s the end of the road for the FX series “The Bridge.” The cable network said it will not go ahead with a third season of the Danish-inspired drama.

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