|Law and Order SUV renewed for season 17 by NBC|
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|The longest-running drama on television set to enter its 17th season in the fall, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is averaging a 2.5 rating, 7 share in 18-49 and 9.5 million viewers. That matches the show's highest 18-49 rating at this point in the season in four years (since earning a 2.8 in 2010-11). In total viewers, "Law & Order: SVU" is up +10% this season versus last (9.5 million vs. 8.7 million), and is delivering its biggest overall audience at this point in the season in six years (since averaging 10.5 million in 2008-09).|
Also from Universal Television and Wolf Films, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes.
The series stars Emmy and Golden Globe winner Mariska Hargitay as Sgt, Olivia Benson, acting commander of the SVU. Also starring are Ice-T, Danny Pino, Kelli Giddish, Raúl Esparza and Peter Scanavino.
|Chicago Fire renewed for season 4 by NBC|
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|At 10 p.m. Tuesdays, "Chicago Fire" is delivering a 2.8 rating, 9 share in adults 18-49 and 10.1 million viewers overall this season, making it NBC's #2 drama in both measures. "Chicago Fire" has ranked #1 or tied for #1 in 18-49 among the time period's dramas on ABC, CBS and NBC through 11 of 13 original telecasts so far this season.|
From Emmy winner Dick Wolf, "Chicago Fire" is an edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America's noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so rewarding and exhilarating. These courageous men and women are among the elite who forge headfirst into danger when everyone else is running the other way and whose actions make the difference between life and death.
The series, from Universal Television and Wolf Films, also stars Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymund, Kara Kilmer, Charlie Barnett, David Eigenberg, Yuri Sardarov, Joe Minoso and Christian Stolte.
|Chicago PD renewed for season 3 by NBC|
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|Airing at 10 p.m. Wednesdays, "Chicago P.D." is earning a 2.3 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and 9.4 million viewers overall this season, for gains versus last season of +10% in 18-49 and +14% in total viewers. "Chicago P.D." has finished #1 or tied for #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in the time period with five of its last six original broadcasts through Feb. 2.|
From Dick Wolf and the team behind the hit series "Chicago Fire," 'Chicago P.D." is a riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's elite Intelligence Unit, combatting the city's most heinous offenses organized crime, drug trafficking, high-profile murders and beyond.
The series, from Universal Television and Wolf Films, stars Jason Beghe as gritty and determined Det. Sgt. Hank Voight. Also starring are Jon Seda, Jesse Lee Soffer, Sophia Bush, Elias Koteas, Patrick John Flueger, LaRoyce Hawkins, Marina Squerciati, Amy Morton and Brian Geraghty.
|Grimm renewed for season 5 by NBC|
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|A Friday night success story, "Grimm" has averaged a 2.1 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and 7.2 million viewers overall so far this season, making it Friday's #1 scripted series in 18-49 on the Big 4 networks. "Grimm" is one of the most time-shifted shows on broadcast television, with its originals growing by an average of +83% going from "live plus same day" Nielsens to "live plus seven day."|
"Grimm" is inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers' fairy tales. The series stars David Giuntoli as Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt, who discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as Grimms and increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a Grimm.
The series, from Universal Television and Hazy Mills Productions, also stars Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner and Claire Coffee.
|The Blacklist renewed for season 3 by NBC|
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|"The Blacklist," which is moving to its new 9 p.m. Thursday timeslot this week, is averaging a 5.1 rating, 15 share in adults 18-49 and 17.4 million viewers so far this season, according to "most current" averages from Nielsen Media Research. Boosted by its Feb. 2 post-Super Bowl telecast, "Blacklist" currently ranks #2 among Big 4 entertainment program this season in adults 18-49 behind only CBS's "Big Bang Theory" and is the #4 entertainment series in total viewers. "The Blacklist" delivers the biggest average increase in television of time-shifted viewers going from next-day "live plus same day" ratings to "live plus seven day" results, increasing by 6.3 million viewers.|
"The Blacklist" stars Emmy Award winner James Spader as ex-government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington, formerly one of the FBI's Most Wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as "The Concierge of Crime" and now the FBI work for him as he identifies a "blacklist" of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists. He will help catch them all
with the caveat that Elizabeth "Liz" Keen (Megan Boone) continues to work as his partner.
"The Blacklist, from Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment, also stars Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Ryan Eggold, Amir Arison and Mozhan Marno.
|2015-01-18 by thepoperope||Allegiance||discuss|
|Allegiance starts februari 5th 2015 on NBC|
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|Empire renewed for season 2 by FOX|
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|FOX has renewed hit drama series EMPIRE for a second season, it was announced today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group.|
In the next all-new episode of EMPIRE, "The Devil Quotes Scripture," airing Wednesday, Jan. 21 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, the Lyons head to Philadelphia for Bunkie's funeral and get a taste of what their life could have been if Lucious (Terrence Howard) hadn't made it big. Then, Lucious promotes Hakeem's (Bryshere Gray) new relationship with hip-hop star Tianna (guest star Serayah), but tensions rise when another woman tries to catch Hakeem's eye. Supermodel Naomi Campbell, Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. ("Jerry Maguire") and music legend Gladys Knight guest-star.
Averaging a 5.3 rating in Nielsen's Most Current measure, EMPIRE has emerged as the No. 1 new series of the season. Following its second episode, it is the only new broadcast drama this season to grow from week one to week two.
From Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels ("Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Precious"), Emmy Award winner Danny Strong ("Game Change," "Lee Daniels' The Butler") and Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer ("A Beautiful Mind," "24"), comes EMPIRE, a drama about a family dynasty, set within a world of music, glamour, danger and power.
Featuring music by prolific producer Timbaland, the series stars Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard ("Crash," "Hustle & Flow") and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson ("No Good Deed," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button").
Among the series' other featured cast members are Malik Yoba, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, and Kaitlin Doubleday, as well as newcomers Bryshere Gray and Grace Gealey. Additional guest stars include Academy Award nominee Gabourey Sidibe ("American Horror Story," "Precious"), Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Courtney Love ("The People vs. Larry Flynt"), Derek Luke ("The Americans") and Judd Nelson ("The Breakfast Club").
EMPIRE is from Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. The pilot is written by Daniels and Strong. The series is executive-produced by Daniels, Strong, Brian Grazer, Ilene Chaiken and Francie Calfo. Daniels directed the pilot. "Like" EMPIRE on Facebook at facebook.com/EmpireFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @EmpireFOX and join the discussion using #empire. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @EmpireFOX.
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine renewed for season 3 by FOX|
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|FOX has ordered a third season of the award-winning comedy BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, it was announced today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group.|
Season-to-date, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE is averaging a 2.7/7 in Viewers 18-49, up +17% in the key demographic versus last season, and generating the largest year-to-year gains of any sophomore series. Additionally, the series' Jan. 4 broadcast delivered a Live +3 rating of 3.6/9 in Adults 18-49, the show's highest Live +3 rating of the season.
In "Defense Rests," the next all-new episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, airing Sunday, Jan. 25 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Sophia's (guest star Eva Longoria) job gets in the way of her relationship with Jake (Andy Samberg), so Jake tries to smooth things over with her boss (guest star Chris Parnell, "Archer"). Meanwhile, Wuntch (guest star Kyra Sedgwick) needs Holt's (Andre Braugher) help for a job recommendation.
Created and written by Dan Goor ("Parks and Recreation") and Michael Schur ("Parks and Recreation," "The Office"), BROOKLYN NINE-NINE stars Andy Samberg as a talented, but carefree, detective and Andre Braugher as his by-the-book precinct captain.
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE is produced by Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment and Fremulon. The series is created and written by Dan Goor ("Parks and Recreation," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien") and Michael Schur ("Parks and Recreation," "The Office"). The series is executive-produced by Goor, Schur and David Miner ("30 Rock"). The pilot was directed by the team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller ("22 Jump Street," "The Lego Movie"). "Like" BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on Facebook at facebook.com/BrooklynNineNine. Follow the series on Twitter @Brooklyn99FOX and join the discussion using #brooklyn99. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @Brooklyn99FOX.
|Gotham renewed for season 2 by FOX|
|2015-01-18 by thepoperope||Gotham||discuss|
|FOX has renewed hit drama series GOTHAM for a second season, it was announced today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group.|
In the next all-new episode of GOTHAM, "What The Little Bird Told Him," airing Monday, Jan. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, in an attempt to get his job back, Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) seeks to capture Jack Gruber (guest star Christopher Heyerdahl), a deranged electrical genius who escapes Arkham Asylum. Meanwhile, Falcone (John Doman) struggles to hold onto his empire after Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) makes her next move.
Averaging a 4.2 rating in Adults 18-49 and 10.6 million viewers, GOTHAM is this season's No. 1 broadcast drama overall among Men 18-49 and Men 18-34. The debut episode, which exploded into Premiere Week with a 6.0/18 rating among Adults 18-49, outperformed "The Blacklist" and "Scorpion" and delivered FOX's highest-rated fall drama debut in 14 years. This Live +7 rating reflects the largest post-three-day ratings gain (+0.9) of any broadcast drama, ever.
GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller ("The Mentalist," "Rome"), GOTHAM follows one cop's rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. The series stars Ben McKenzie ("Southland," "The O.C."), Donal Logue ("Vikings," "Sons Of Anarchy"), Jada Pinkett Smith ("Hawthorne," "Collateral") and Robin Lord Taylor ("The Walking Dead").
GOTHAM is based upon the characters from DC Comics and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer Bruno Heller wrote the pilot, which was directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the "CSI" franchise, "Nikita"). John Stephens serves as an executive producer on the series. "Like" GOTHAM on Facebook at facebook.com/GOTHAMonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @Gotham and join