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TV Renewals, Cancellations, Orders: X-FILES, GOTHAM, EMPIRE, SHAMELESS

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X-Files, Gotham, Empire, Shameless, and other TV shows have all made recent TV show news by being renewed for an additional season, cancelled, or had additional episode orders. These shows air on Fox and Showtime.

X-Files (Fox)

Following the success of Fox’s 24 limited series, the network is looking to bring back another iconic drama series, The X-Files. Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman today confirmed chatter that the network is in talks for a new installment of Chris Carter’s cult supernatural drama

Gotham (Fox)

Empire (Fox)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)

Fox dramas Gotham and Empire and sophomore comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine have received early renewals for next season…Veteran Bones also looks good to come back, contingent on closing new deals with the stars…Sleepy Hollow…is still TBD, with the network executives acknowledging concerns over the series becoming overly serialized in Season 2.

Averaging a 4.2 rating in Adults 18-49 and 10.6 million viewers, Gotham, from Warner Bros. TV, is the season’s No. 1 broadcast drama overall among Men 18-49 and Men 18-34. Its premiere drew a 6.0 among Adults 18-49 to become Fox’s highest-rated fall drama debut in 14 years.

Gotham’s performance was recently eclipsed by the flashy debut of Fox’s midseason drama Empire, which tied HTGAWM as the highest rated new series debut this season in Live+SD (3.8). The black family saga rose to a 4.0 L+SD rating in Week 2. The series hails from 20th Century TV.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine…is averaging a 2.7 in 18-49.

Happyish (Showtime)

Shameless (Showtime)

Happyish, picked up for 10 episodes, will debut April 26. It will be sandwiched between the season premieres of Nurse Jackie‘s seventh and final season and Penny Dreadful‘s second.

[Shameless] has been renewed for a sixth season. Shameless, which received a 12-episode order, is one of the last series left over from Showtime’s previous regime. It has been getting stronger with time and…has been raking in nominations for star William H. Macy.

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Source: Deadline

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