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!
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