FOX is not wasting any time shoring up its primetime lineup for the 2015/2016 TV season, by announcing at the ongoing Television Critics Association (TCA) annual press tour in Pasadena, CA, that it has ordered second seasons for freshman series “Gotham” and “Empire,” as well as a third season “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”
“Gotham” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” I’m not surprised by, given that both have been around a bit already (“Gotham” is a new series, but it launched in the fall). “Empire” on the other hand, is still relatively fresh (I believe we’re only 2 episodes into the first season); although, it’s performed well in terms of ratings, even improving from the season premiere to episode 2, which is a rare thing.
“Gotham” has averaged a healthy 10.6 million viewers, and a 4.2 rating in adults 18-49; “Empire,” meanwhile, is averaging 10.3 million viewers and a 5.3 adults 18-49 rating. So it’s a certifiable hit for FOX!
Fans of all 3 shows rejoice!