Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue as James Gordon and Harvey Bullock in season one of Gotham Fox / Warner Bros. Television Distribution

Fox have officially renewed Gotham for a third season, despite the DC Comics-inspired television series picking up its lowest ratings to date during the episode aired on 14 March. However, it's worth mentioning that even though the statistics are poorer compared to the figures the show achieved in earlier episodes, it's still a relatively popular series amongst fans and critics alike.

Also, the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice in cinemas on 25 March is sure to excite lovers of the source material and the idea of looking into the origins of Bruce Wayne and other characters in his universe, so the studio might be hoping that the ratings will spike again following on from that. Gotham is just one of the shows renewed by Fox in recent months. Both Empire and Scream Queens were confirmed to be getting more episodes while long-running series Bones has been greenlit for a 12th and final season.

Despite the show having its lowest ratings to date last week, its still a very popular series amongst DC Comics fans Fox / Warner Bros. Television Distribution

"It takes a very special team to tell the tales of Gotham. For the past two seasons, [executive producers] Bruno [Heller], Danny [Cannon] and John [Stephens] have masterfully honored the mythology of Gotham and brought it to life with depth, emotion and memorable high drama," David Madden, Fox's Entertainment president, told Deadline after the renewal was revealed.

Fox also included a synopsis of the show's episode which will air on Monday 21 March, alongside the press announcement confirming the renewal: "In the all-new episode Mad Grey Dawn, on FOX, Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Bullock (Donal Logue) investigate a trail of clues left in a museum robbery, which, unbeknownst to them, were left by Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse. "

They also let viewers know what they can expect for the rest of the season, stating: "Later this season, villains continue to invade GOTHAM, as Arkham Asylum and the mysteries it holds take center stage, and Hugo Strange's (guest star BD Wong) wild experiments create even more chaos and legendary villains."

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