ABC Gives Full Season Pickup to Freshman Drama ‘Quantico’


Priyanka Chopra’s Quantico character is going to be on the run for a while longer.

ABC has picked up the full season of freshman drama Quantico, one of the fall’s few new breakout series. That adds six more episodes to the show’s intial 13-episode order, bringing the season total to 19. (That’s below the normal “back nine” order, but ABC has a hefty midseason slate lined up, and network insiders say that’s all the room there is right now.)

Quantico is the second rookie series to earn a full-season pickup. NBC ordered Blindspot for a full season last week.

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Quantico is the top-rated broadcast show on Sunday nights among adults 18-49. With Live+7 ratings in for premiere week, the show’s debut averaged 12.2 million viewers and a 3.4 rating among adults 18-49 after seven days of DVR and VOD usage.

Chopra stars in the show as Alex Parrish, an FBI recruit who is accused of masterminding a terrorist attack on New York City. Josh Hopkins, Aunjanue Ellis, Jake McLaughlin, Tate Ellington, Johanna Braddy, Graham Rogers, Yasmine Al Massri and Anabelle Acosta also star.

ABC Studios is the studio; executive producers are Joshua Safran, Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, Jake Coburn and Robert Sertner.

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