‘Empire,’ ‘Gotham,’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ get renewed

EmpireAfter only two episodes, Fox’s new drama Empire is getting a second season, according to Variety. Although the hip-hop-inspired soap, which stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, has taken some hits critically, the ratings prove that folks are tuning in, averaging 10.3 million viewers an episode.

The Batman prequel series, Gotham, which stars Jada Pinkett-Smith, was also renewed for a second season. The show is averaging 10.6 million viewers an episode.

Finally, one of television’s most diverse comedies, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, will be returning for a third season. Fox renewed the show even though ratings have been a bit low this season. Still, getting a Golden Globe after its season, the show has earned at least three seasons.

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