Last year, FOX ordered 13 episodes of "Sleepy Hollow" and decided to order a second season rather than giving the freshman hit drama a back-nine, which resulted in a nine-month absence between seasons, which may or may have resulted in the show's current Season 2 ratings drop.
This year, FOX has learned its lesson about not necessarily sticking to its guns when it comes to a successful first-year show.
Kevin Reilly told reporters repeatedly last spring that "Gotham" would only do 16 episodes in its first season.
When I spoke to "Gotham" star Ben McKenzie in August, he expressed relief at not needing to do more than 16 episodes.
And on Monday (October 13), FOX announced that "Gotham" has received a back-six pickup, bringing its first season to 22 episodes.
Fair enough! I guess this means we're getting a Rooney episode after all.