Fox Renews ‘Gotham,’ ‘Empire’ and ‘Brooklyn-Nine Nine’


EMPIRE: Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson, L) visits Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard, R) — Photo Credit: Chuck Hodes / FOX


Fox has picked up three of its current series for the 2015-2016 season, it was announced today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, during the network’s session at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena.

Freshman dramas Gotham and Empire will return for Season 2 and Andy Samberg’s comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine for Season 3.

The Batman prequel was the network’s highest-rated fall drama debut in 14 years, and is averaging a 4.2 rating in Adults 18-49 and 10.6 million viewers.

Averaging a 5.3 rating in Nielsen’s Most Current measure, Empire has emerged as the No. 1 new series of the season. Following its second episode, it is the only new broadcast drama this season to grow from week one to week two.

Season-to-date, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is averaging a 2.7/7 in Viewers 18-49, up +17% in the key demographic versus last season, and generating the largest year-to-year gains of any sophomore series.



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