‘Gotham’ Renewed for Second Season

By January 17, 2015

For those who have been greatly enjoying the weekly, episodic stories of Jim Gordon’s time as a police detective, Oswald Cobblepot’s rise to underworld power, and Bruce Wayne’s journey of early self-discovery, there’s some good news for you.

According to the show’s official Facebook page, Fox’s “Gotham” has been renewed for a second season. In the official announcement, Fox spent a lot of page space lauding the show’s ratings performance, calling it the “No. 1 broadcast drama overall among Men 18-49 and Men 18-34,” along with saying that the season has averaged a 4.2 rating in its episodes thus far for a total of 10.6 million viewers. The show takes place in a largely unexplored area of the Batman mythology, inbetween the deaths of Thomas and Martha Wayne and well before Bruce Wayne’s emergence in Gotham as the Dark Knight himself.

The show also displays the origins of several well-known Batman villains, with the aforementioned Cobblepot/the Penguin, the Riddler, and the murderous Zsasz also appearing. In our weekly reviews of the series, we largely find the show to be a solid effort on television, though there are definite episodes where it struggles with finding a balance between the established canon of the characters and finding its own voice among other adaptations of the Batman world.

“Gotham” airs on Monday nights at 8/7c on Fox, and it looks like it will maintain that same day and time slot for its second season. For more on “Gotham” as it develops, keep an eye on GeekNation!

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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation, Batman-On-Film.com, The Huffington Post, and Movies.com. He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.