According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC has picked up the back nine episodes on Revenge for the 2011-2012 season. Loosely based on the Alexandre Dumas book ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’, the series has been given a full 22-episode season.
Led by Emily Van Camp and Madeleine Stowe, Revenge has been holding firm in its 10 p.m. slot, averaging 8.8 million total viewers and a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49 in its first three weeks. Its most recent episode won the hour in the demo, topping veteran CBS procedural CSI in the process.
Revenge, developed by Mike Kelley, centers on Emily Thorne (Van Camp), or Amanda Clarke, who returns to the Hamptons to take revenge on the people who destroyed her family, including her father’s (James Tupper) death.