Fox’s Gotham and Empire will officially last longer than Firefly did, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine is getting a third season, according to a report from Deadline. The fresh batch of renewals was announced by Fox TV Group chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman during their Television Critics Association (TCA) earlier today.
If you’re a fan of other scripted shows on the network, such as Bones, Bob’s Burgers, New Girl, or others, don’t worry just. These trio of renewals are simply early announcements and any number of other shows could still have their renewals announced at later dates. Bones in particular is expected to come back, but is entirely based upon new deals being struck with the stars, according to Walden.
Gotham’s second half of its first season kicked off two weeks ago before taking a quick break last week to make room for Empire’s debut. It returns this week with guest star Christopher Heyerdahl returning as the show’s version of The Electrocutionier after the mentally unstable doctor escapes from Arkham. Going forward, Empire will air on Wednesdays at 9/8c, while Gotham will return to its normal Monday time slot at 8/7c.
The two time Golden Globe-winning Brooklyn Nine-Nine was unsurprisingly granted another season as well. Both seasons of the show have received high marks from critics. Season one, which netted them the two Golden Globes, remains ‘certified fresh’ on Rotten Tomatoes with an 88% approval rating, while the second season currently sits at 100%.
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