Fox has announced 3 early show renewals for the 2014-2015 season.
Gotham has been picked up for a second season.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine will return for a third season.
Hip-hop drama Empire will also be returning for a second season. This is a surprising considering only 2 episodes of Empire have aired to date. The show received really good ratings however, averaging a 4.0 Nielsen rating with 10.3 million viewers.
The premiere episode tied ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder in ratings, but took the title of first rookie drama to gain viewers for a second episode. HTGAWM saw a 5% dip in ratings for it’s second episode.
Many would say it’s too early to tell if the success will keep up, but it looks promising enough that Fox decided it was worth it.
Gotham started off to good ratings, declining a bit and then finding a good medium. It’s averaged a 4.2 rating with 10.6 million viewers–including DVR ratings.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine has averaged a 2.7 rating.
The boost is really needed for the network, which scored fourth this fall.
As for the other shows, New Girl and The Mindy Project have a good chance. The Bones contracts are still being negotiated, while Sleepy Hollow is getting a major revamp. Because ratings have been plummeting this season the network is making some “creative tweaks.”
During this year’s TCA’s Fox president and CEO Dana Walden revealed they are working on making the show less serialized, with a lighter, less difficult tone.
“We are responding to a little bit to — not necessarily the criticisms — but this show has a high level of difficulty,” she said. “It’s a relationship show, a period show, you have iconic characters, you’re trying to tell mysteries and the show got a little overly serialized this past season. It’s very difficult on a show like this to get the exact right balance. Honestly, we felt watching the show, as passionate viewers, the show got too serialized. As part of our diagnostic process on any show, we tried to determine what’s working and what’s not working. We’re trying to return the fun to it a little bit. It’s an epic battle between good and evil, so there’s a tendency to be a little dark. It’s all about calibrating the show, not about making dramatic changes.”
Thankfully, there are no cast changes planned, so Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie are not going anywhere. No worries!
As for new shows, rumor has it Fox is thinking of rebooting The X-Files (which gave me nightmares as a child) and Prison Break, with original lead actors.
24 may also get a second chance, but without Kiefer Sutherland.
What do you think of the changes coming to Fox next season. Sound off below or tweet us @craveyoutv
Photo Credit: Michael Lavine/FOX
KJ Apa Is a Dad! ‘Riverdale’ Actor Welcomes First Child with Clara Berry
KJ Apa has welcomed his first child with Clara Berry.
The model announced the birth of her son with the Riverdale star in an Instagram post on Sunday.
“Sasha Vai Keneti Apa, born on the 23rd of September,” she wrote, adding, “He is a perfect perfection. I am the luckiest to have now two men of my life, filling my heart with this cosmic gigantic vast love.”
In the birth announcement, Berry can be seen holding the baby’s tiny little fingers.
Apa has no yet made a statement, however, his CW co-stars quickly weighed in with congratulations.
“River’s new bestie!! #boymom,” Vanessa Morgan wrote, who welcomed son River in early 2021.
“such a beautiful name. congrats clara!!” actress Camila Mendes, who plays Apa’s on-screen love interest, commented.
“Congrats mama!!!!” Madeline Petsch wrote.
Meanwhile, Lili Reinhart noted: “Can’t wait to meet him 😍❤️ congratulations ❤️❤️❤️”
The 24-year-old actor announced Berry was expecting in May.
WATCH: Netflix Gives Fans Sneak Peek at ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4
What goes bump in the night?
The stranger kids make it a mission to find out in the most recent sneak peek for Stranger Things.
The trailer, which premiered as part of Netflix’s “Tudum,” opens up with a family of four moving into a spacious, luxurious house.
The kids begin to notice strange occurrences before they wind up lying lifeless on the floor.
Flash-forward to the 1980s when the kids (now teens), along with Steve, arrive at the abandoned clues to find answers.
The clip also includes a grandfather clock in the attic exploding as it strikes midnight. Based on the debris floating around it, it might just be the portal to the Upside Down.
Season 4 is set to premiere in 2022 due to COVID-19 delays.
‘Controlling Britney Spears’ Documentary Premieres on FX and Hulu Tonight
“Controlling Britney Spears,” a surprise sequel to the Emmy-nominated documentary Framing Britney Spears, premieres tonight on Hulu and FX at 10/9c.
The sequel will feature the accounts as told by insiders with intimate knowledge of Spears’ daily life under the conservatorship. Additionally, it will include a detailed confidential report previously published by The New York Times, that disclosed Spears talking to a court investigator in which she described the conservatorship as “an oppressive and controlling tool against her.”
According to TVLine, in the exclusive New York Times investigation, “a portrait emerges of an intense surveillance apparatus that monitored every move she made.”
Producer Liz Day said, “Britney’s situation raises a lot of important questions about the conservatorship system at large and whether it is working properly. We felt that it was in the public interest to examine that.”
Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, became the solitary conservator over her estate in 2008. Through this, he gained control over the most important aspects of her life including financial and medical decisions.
13 years later, now 39 years old, Spears is in a legal battle trying to end the conservatorship altogether to regain control over her life. The next court hearing is set for Wednesday, September 29.
Fans can watch the documentary on FX or Hulu starting at 10 p.m.
The sequel comes just days before Netflix’s documentary titled Britney vs. Spears premieres on September 28.
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