TV News: Once, Mirror, Empire, Gotham, Who

With the help of “Frozen” characters coming onboard, the fourth season premiere of ABC’s fantasy drama “Once Upon a Time” hit a two year high with 9.3 million viewers and a 3.4 rating – up 30% in last year’s Live+Same Day results.

The results weren’t so pleasant for ABC’s other shows – “Resurrection” fell from a 3.8 for its mid-season premiere to a 2.2 for its second season bow. The fourth season of “Revenge” similarly plummeted with a 1.4 rating – down from 2.4 for last season’s premiere. [Source: The Live Feed]

Black Mirror
Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”), Rafe Spall (“Life of Pi”) and Oona Chaplin (“Game of Thrones”) are set to co-star in a 90-minute special of the anthology series “Black Mirror”. It will be broadcast on Channel 4 in December.

Filming begins this week on three interweaved stories of “Yuletide techno-paranoia”. Hamm’s character appears in all three stories. [Source: Screen]

Naomi Campbell has jumped onboard FOX’s hip-hop drama series “Empire”. The model and producer, a long time friend of the show’s producer Lee Daniels, will serve in a major recurring role.

The family drama is set in the world of a hip-hop empire and stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Campbell will portray Camilla, an alluring woman involved in a steamy affair with the much-younger Hakeem (Bryshere Gray), the potential heir to throne. [Source: The Live Feed]

FOX has unveiled an extended preview for the rest of the upcoming first season of its Batman prequel series “Gotham”. The promo, entitled ‘This Season’, is viewable within the United States via Fox’s official Gotham Youtube Channel.

The clip seems to confirm that Victor Zsasz is set to appear in the new season. There’s also glimpses of men in masks that could be first reveals of The Scarecrow and Professor Pyg, and a first look at David Zayas as Sal Maroni. [Source: FOX]

Doctor Who
Former companion Katy Manning, who played Jo Grant alongside Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor, visited the set of the currently filming “Doctor Who” Christmas Special recently and posted photos of her meeting with current Doctor Peter Capaldi on Twitter.