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Prodigal Son Scores Full-Season Order at Fox

And we have our first full season order of the 2019-20 TV season. 

Fox has gifted Prodigal Son a full season order, adding nine new episodes to give the series a 22 episode first season. 

The decision to keep the series around for the full season is no surprise. It was the highest-rated new series on any network and helped lead Fox to its victory on the opening night of the broadcast season in 10 years. 

In fact, Prodigal Son Season 1 Episode 1 garnered 8.5 million multi-platform viewers, with the number eclipsing 10 million when an encore telecast was factored in. 

"Prodigal Son delivers a fantastic crime procedural with a complicated and compelling father-son relationship at its core, thanks to the stellar performances from Tom Payne and Michael Sheen," said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Entertainment.

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"The series has razor-sharp writing, cinematic visuals and is an inventive twist on the genre.

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