Here’s some hella good news: Fox’s Lucifer has earned an early Season 3 renewal, for 22 episodes.
As such, it is thus far only the second Fox drama to secure a pickup for the 2017-18 TV season, following the mighty Empire‘s recent Season 4 order. (On the comedy front, The Simpsons and Bob’s Burgers are locked in for next season.)
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“Lucifer is one of those rare shows that starts strong out of the gate, and just keeps getting better and better,” said Fox Broadcasting entertainment chief David Madden in a statemament “Tom [Ellis], Lauren [German] and the entire cast have really made these characters three-dimensional, and the production team – Jerry [Bruckheimer], Len [Wiseman], Jonathan [Littman], Joe [Henderson] and Ildy [Modrovich] — is one of the best in the business.”
Lucifer opened its sophomore run with 4.4 million total viewers and a 1.3 demo rating, and for the season has quite steadily hovered around 3.8 mil and a 1.1 (which is precisely what it’s winter finale posted). With those numbers, the supernatural dramedy builds on lead-in Gotham‘s average audience (3.5 mil) while matching its demo number.
Following this protracted midseason break, Lucifer resumes Season 2 on Monday, May 1, when the murder of an up-and-coming guitarist causes MIA Lucifer to resurface – with a new mystery woman on his arm. Meanwhile, Charlotte realizes she may have found a way to finally get the fam back to Heaven.