James Hibberd
October 22, 2012 AT 07:19 PM EDT

Arrow got a full-season pickup. Now The CW just announced the network’s other two new drama are getting presents too — Emily Owens M.D. and Beauty and the Beast just got orders for three more scripts each.

That’s like in Glengarry Glen Ross, where first place is a Cadillac and second just gets the set of steak knives. But you’re still grateful for those steak knives because we know what third place gets, right?

Script orders instead of a pickup usually suggest the network is interested in keeping a show in production, but wants to wait a little while longer before making an official pickup decision. Ratings for the Emily Owens premiere and the second episode of Beauty were modest.

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