You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Lucifer,’ ‘Rosewood’ Renewed by Fox

Fox has renewed dramas “Lucifer” and “Rosewood,” each for a second season, the network announced Thursday. The two series are the first besides previously renewed “Scream Queens” from Fox’s 2015-16 freshman class to net renewals.

Rosewood” premiered in September as the lead-in to the network’s most-watched series, sophomore drama “Empire.” It has been a decent performer for Fox, averaging a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 and a little over 6 million total viewers in Nielsen’s “live plus-3” averages. It has fared best in the weeks when “Empire” was alongside it, typically seeing a noticeable surge in the final quarter-hour before the soap came on.

Lucifer” premiered in January and has been among Fox’s best performing new series. According to Fox, it is averaging 10.5 million total viewers across multiple platforms.

“Lucifer,” based on the DC Comics series, stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer, prince of darkness, living and solving crime in modern-day Los Angeles. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. It is exec produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Ildy Modrovich, Joe Henderson and Len Wiseman.

Police procedural “Rosewood” stars Morris Chestnut as the titular medical investigator. Created by Tom Harthan, it is produced by Temple Hill in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Harthan, Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen serve as executive producers.

“We knew we had something special with ‘Lucifer,’ from the engaging performances of Tom, Lauren and the rest of the charismatic cast, to Len Wiseman’s visually stunning look of the show and the amazing storytelling savvy of the Bruckheimer team,” said Fox entertainment president David Madden. “With ‘Rosewood,’ creator Todd Harthan has put a fresh, playful spin on the procedural format, infusing it with wit and warmth, while Morris, Jaina and the show’s gifted supporting cast have turned in fantastic performances. We look forward to two stand-out sophomore seasons from both series.”

Fox effectively canceled fellow freshman drama “Minority Report”earlier this season when it was removed from the schedule. Another new drama, “Second Chance,” appears unlikely to be renewed after having been moved to Friday nights early in its run. New comedies “Bordertown,” “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life,” “Grandfathered” and “The Grinder” are still awaiting word on their fates for next season.

With long-running reality franchise “American Idol” set to end Thursday night, Fox will have a significant amount of space to fill on its schedule next season. In addition to “Lucifer” and “Rosewood,” dramas “Empire,” “Gotham” and “Bones” are returning next season in addition to comedies “Bob’s Burgers,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Last Man on Earth” “Family Guy” and “The Simpsons.” Renewals are still pending for “New Girl” and “Sleepy Hollow.”

The network has already given straight-to-series orders to comedy “Son of Zorn” drama event series “Shots Fired” and a continuation of drama “Prison Break.”


More TV

  • TV News Roundup: HBO Releases 'The

    TV News Roundup: HBO Drops Trailer for 'The Case Against Adnan Syed' (Watch)

    In today’s TV news roundup, HBO released the first official trailer for its upcoming docu-series “The Case Against Adnan Syed,” and Freeform announced three new cast members for its upcoming comedy series “Besties,” starring Jordin Sparks. DATES Netflix’s upcoming docu-series “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” is set to premiere March 8 on the streaming platform. [...]

  • Rory O'Malley A Legacy of Changing

    NBC Pilot 'Like Magic' Adds 'Hamilton's' Rory O'Malley

    Rory O’Malley, best known for his turn as King George in the Broadway run of “Hamilton” as well as the show’s first national tour, has been cast in the upcoming NBC single-camera comedy pilot “Like Magic.” He will play Michael V., the quieter partner in a two-man magic team with a character named Michael B. [...]

  • Zach Woods

    'Silicon Valley' Star Zach Woods Joins HBO Comedy Pilot 'Avenue 5'

    Zach Woods is staying in the HBO fold. The actor, who currently stars in the HBO comedy series “Silicon Valley,” has been cast in the comedy pilot “Avenue 5” currently in the works at the premium cabler. The project is described as a comedy set in the future, mostly in space. Woods will play Matt [...]

  • Jussie Smollett suspect

    Jussie Smollett Named a Suspect by Chicago Police for Filing False Report

    Chicago police have named “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett as a suspect in a criminal investigation, three weeks after he reported he was the victim of a hate crime. Detectives are presenting evidence to a grand jury, which is expected to determine whether to indict Smollett on a charge of filing a false police report. “Jussie [...]

  • Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris, the 1975

    Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris, the 1975 Win Big at Brit Awards

    Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris and the 1975 were big winners at Wednesday night’s Brit Awards, taking home the Best British Single (for Harris and Lipa’s “One Kiss”), Album of the Year (for The 1975’s “Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships”) as well as Best British Group (the 1975). While the show, livestreamed from London’s O2 Arena, [...]

  • SAG-AFTRA, Ad Industry Launching Contract Negotiations

    SAG-AFTRA, Ad Industry Quietly Launch Contract Negotiations

    SAG-AFTRA and the advertising industry are quietly launching commercial contract talks on Wednesday, six weeks before the current master contract expires on March 31. Both sides have declined to comment on the talks, which will take place in New York City, and have already agreed to a news blackout until there’s a deal in place. [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content