FOX: Empire, Scream Queens Renewed, SYTYCD Still in Limbo with Rumors of a Jr. Version

So You Think You Can Dance has not been renewed yet. Fox boss Dana Walden says she hopes and anticipates So You Think You Can Dance will be back on the air this summer. A few weeks ago, executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe advised fans not to worry about the show. He’s probably still negotiating the terms of renewal. I exect it will probably come back, but in a scaled-back version. In prior seasons, auditions for he show would already be in full swing.

ETA: Here’s what the FOX Chiefs had to say specifically about SYTYCD’s renewal, per TVLine:

“We hope [that it’s going to return],” Fox co-chairman/CEO Dana Walden said on Friday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena. “We’re not finished in our conversations with the producers, but we love the show and hope and anticipate that it will be coming back.”

As for whether STYTCD producers have been tasked to fix what some felt got broken in recent seasons, Walden said, “We would see some changes — how significant you perceive them to be is up to you. It won’t fundamentally change the show, it will just give it a little bit of spin.”

SYTYCD premiered to 4 million viewers and a 1.3 rating, at finale time, it fell to only 2.4 million viewers and a 0.8 rating.

ETA: There is a rumor that the changes being considered would make this summers iteration of the show So You Think You Can Dance Jr. NOOOOOOO.

Empire, the highest rated non-sports program on television right now, has been renewed for a third season, coming as a surprise to noone. It was announced today by Gary Newman and Dana Walden, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group.

With 35 nominations, Empire is the most-nominated television series this season, and recently was named a Top 10 Television Program of the Year by the American Film Institute. It was the only broadcast series to earn a Golden Globe Award nomination this year in the category of Best Television Series – Drama. Additionally, Taraji P. Henson won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama. The series also earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

Having taken TV audiences by storm in its record-setting first season, Empire returned this season as the No. 1 series on broadcast television among Adults 18-49, averaging 7.3/23 in Live+7 ratings, and 21.2 million viewers across multiple platforms. The series also is the most tweeted-about scripted program on broadcast television on Twitter.

Cookie, Lucious and the entire Lyon family return with a vengeance when the series airs its Season Two spring premiere Wednesday, March 30 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

We aren’t covering Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queen, but in case you care, it’s been renewed as well. It’s same day ratings went fractional over its 15 episode run, but the show did pick up a substantial number of viewers later via VOD and other digital platforms. What the press release didn’t mention: Most of FOX’s scripted series are low-rated, which works out in Scream Queens favor. The new season will take place in a hospital.

From award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”), Brad Falchuk (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”) and Ian Brennan (“Glee”), Season Two of Scream Queens graduates from the college campus and into an all-new location, as a terrifyingly funny murder mystery will begin once again. This time, the show will be set in a hospital, where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation. Casting to be announced at a later date.

Murphy has said that some of season one’s survivors would play the same characters in season two.

Scream Queens is this season’s No. 1 new comedy among Adults 18-34, the No. 1 new series on VOD and the No. 1 series in social media. Across platforms, SCREAM QUEENS averages a +167% gain versus its Live + Same Day delivery (7.2 vs. 2.7 million) – the biggest multi-platform percentage gain versus Live + Same Day ever for a FOX program over the comparable period.

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