Renewed: Gotham, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Empire.

US FOX network has renewed three shows, airing on three different networks in Australia.

2015-01-18_2305US FOX network has renewed three shows, two of which have previously aired in Australia: Gotham, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Empire.

Gotham has been averaging 10.6 million US viewers and is as the season’s No. 1 broadcast drama overall among men 18-49 and men 18-34.

Comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring Andy Samberg is averaging is up 17 percent year-over-year and posting the largest demo improvement among second-year shows.

In Australia the shows air on Nine and SBS, respectively.

Meanwhile hiphop musical drama Empire, starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, has become the network’s new breakout hit after only two episodes. Hollywood Reporter notes it is the only new broadcast drama this season to grow from week one to week two.

It will air in Australia on ELEVEN next month.

11 Responses

  1. First episode of Empire was very interesting … it keeps making me think about The Jacksons and similar negro musical families. However, if one of the sons was not gay, I would probably not bother.

  2. Empire is a melodrama about the battle succession in a Hip Hop label. It won’t have the same appeal here as in the US.

    It got moved to a mid season launch soon after Foxtel gave it a short first season. US press have stated the reason Fox have renewed it after 2 eps is to get it straight back into production so they will have eps for Fall.

    I saw Empire listed in 2015 drama preview, but I thought it was for Foxtel, but I wasn’t paying much attention.

  3. @Cam Reed
    In Sydney Nine heavily promoted the gang warfare arc and then put Gotham back on air, then dropped the show after 2 eps due to low ratings with Harvey Dent and Lovecraft unaired.

    Nine put the Mentalist on in the slot over Summer, only intending to show some eps only until the ODIs started, but replaced it with an old movie because the ratings were low.

    Nine hasn’t promoted Gotham for 2015, Forever which they are heavily promoting might air in February (before its renewal or cancellation is announced) or later in Winter like Arrow or not at all like some shows.

    Trying to guess when, or even if, Nine will air the end of series is pointless.

  4. @truedeano – In the US Gotham finished on November 24th which is the point Nine stopped it at. It did return in the US on January 05th had another week off and returns January 19th (tomorrow US time). So I’m guessing Nine will hold it off until the Cricket is over as it looks like Gotham will take another break after the February 02nd airing (as no air dates are listed beyond that on IMDb and TV.Com). Which is likely because the show got a back order in October 2014 for 6 more episodes, so they’re likely still filming those and are spreading the original 16 eps out a bit.

  5. I’m glad Brooklyn is hitting its stride. I’ve watched a few eps; enjoyable; but wondering if it will become too formulaic too soon. Samberg is cute; but will he and it become too predictible?

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