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7 January 17th, 2015 EMPIRE and GOTHAM Get Second Season Renewals From FOX!


The sudsy hip-hop drama Empire starring Terrence Howard and Taraji B. Henson got a very early second season pick-up after its fantastic rating performance in the first two weeks of broadcasts on FOX!

Fox Television Group’s co-chairman and CEO Dana Walden announced today a the TCA Winter Press Tour that the series is getting a second season pick-up very early based on its ratings and quality.  The series averaged a a 5.3 rating by Nielsen, and has become the number one 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.  Never underestimate the power of soap storytelling!

Meanwhile, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, the CEO of, Fox Television Group also announced that Gotham, based on a concept from DC Comics, starring former O.C. star Ben McKenzie as a young Jim Gordon, a young cop on the rise who navigates through a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and that also chronicles the birth of one of the most popular superheroes of our time … Batman! As previously announced, Rob Gorrie (Ex-Matthew, OLTL) is set to appear in an all-new episode  this on Monday as Dick Grayson, the Boy Wonder’s father!  Gotham has also performed extraordinarily well in key demo of 18-49. The series is averaging a 4.2 rating  and 10.6 million viewers.  It is this season’s number one broadcast drama overall in key male demos as well!

So excited to hear Empire and Gotham will continue on? Comment below!

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  1. su0000 says:

    Of they are..
    they are both blockbusters!
    I had do doubt whatsoever that would not be renewed!
    I don’t know which one I like the best; it is a draw!


  2. davlestev1 says:

    Dana Walden probably didn’t want to ghetto slapped by COOKIE…LOL


    KansasGuest replied

    SO true! Can you imagine having to tell Taraji Henson & Terence Howard to their faces that you’ve decided to cancel their show? I love both of these shows.


  3. vinman says:



    Jeremy replied

    she rocks it! I love this show. it’s just THAT good.


  4. su0000 says:

    It is going to bring back the X Files …. WHOOPIE!!


    davlestev1 replied

    I googled it…you’re right…that should be interesting


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