Batman prequel Gotham returns

The DC Comics drama will be back alongside police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and new musical drama Empire

The future is safe for DC Comics series Gotham and Andy Samberg comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 

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Both shows – as well as Empire, which is yet to cross the Atlantic – have been given the green light ahead of renewal season later this year.

After a strong first season, Batman prequel Gotham, starring Ben McKenzie and Jada Pinkett-Smith, will return for a second run, while police station-set comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been given the go-ahead for a third season. 

New musical TV series Empire, which centres around hip-hop company Empire Enterprises, has also been renewed after just two episodes. 

Fox TV Group chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman made the announcement during the network’s TCA presentation. 

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs on E4 in the UK, while Gotham airs on Channel 5