FOX kicked off its Television Critics Association press tour day on Saturday (January 16) with renewals for a trio of hits.

The network announced on Saturday morning that "Gotham" and "Empire" have both earned second seasons, while "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" will be back for a third season.

The three renewals, none a real surprise, represent three different producing studios and were presumably selected for both strong ratings, but also to show Fox Television Group CEOs and Chairmen Dana Walden & Gary Newman's commitment to a studio-diversified schedule.

"Empire," which comes from 20th Century Fox TV, was renewed after two episodes, but that's what happens when you start with a huge premiere and then become the season's first new broadcast drama to grow from Week 1 to Week 2. 

Hailing from WBTV, "Gotham" has averaged a 4.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 10.6 million viewers in Most Current Nielsen data. It's the season's top broadcast drama among men 18-49 and men 18-34. Originally intended for only a 15-episode first season, "Gotham" was already extended to a full 22 episodes after a strong fall.

Finally, Universal Television's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" has made a successful move to Sundays this season, averaging a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49 in Most Current stats, up 17 percent from last year, the largest gains for any sophomore show this season. 

A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.