“Transparent”: Amazon has greenlighted the awardwinning dramedy “Transparent” for a third season. Jill Soloway’s series, which stars Jeffrey Tambor as a family patriarch who comes out as a woman, will begin production on Season 2 in Los Angeles next week and will premiere the fall, Amazon said; Season 3 will air in 2016. Costars Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass are on board for both seasons.
“Empire”: Fox’s new hit series “Empire” will unveil its 18- episode Season 2 on Sept. 23. The network has slated a bevy of new programs for September, including “Glee” creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s latest anthology, “Scream Queens,” and Rob Lowe’s “The Grinder.” “Minority Report,” the new adaptation of Steven Spielberg’s hit 2002 f ilm, will air after the second season of Batman prequel “Gotham.”