'The Following', 'New Girl', 'The Mindy Project' & 'Raising Hope' Renewed by FOX

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March 4th, 2013


via press release:



FOX has ordered a second season of the year’s most thrilling new series THE FOLLOWING, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.


“From the very beginning, we felt Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega had created a high-quality, edge-of-your-seat drama that could break from the pack, and it is exciting to see the audience responding,” said Reilly. “Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy have given us two of the most compelling characters on television and the entire cast is incredible. I’m delighted to have this thrill ride continue on FOX for another season.”


After only six airings, THE FOLLOWING is already the No. 2 broadcast drama and the No. 3 drama overall this season with Live+7 ratings. Since it launched, the psychological thriller has also quickly established itself as one of the most buzzed-about series in social media, ranking as the No. 1 new broadcast drama in total social comments.


In tonight’s all-new episode (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), with the help of attorney Olivia Warren (guest star Renee Elise Goldsberry), makes a case against Ryan (Kevin Bacon) and the FBI to be transferred to a different facility, but Ryan suspects a larger plan may be at play. Meanwhile, Emma (Valorie Curry) and Joey (Kyle Catlett) arrive at a meeting point and come across another follower who has a secret of his own.


The full-throttle drama continues with nine all-new episodes airing Mondays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.


THE FOLLOWING is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television. The series is created, written and executive-produced by Kevin Williamson. Marcos Siega (“Dexter,” “The Vampire Diaries”) also serves as an executive producer and directed the pilot. “Like” THE FOLLOWING on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheFollowing. Follow the series on Twitter @TheFollowingFOX and join the discussion at #thefollowing.




All-New NEW GIRL and THE MINDY PROJECT Air Tuesday, March 12;

One-Hour RAISING HOPE Season Finale Airs Thursday, March 28


FOX has picked up comedy series NEW GIRL, THE MINDY PROJECT and RAISING HOPE for the 2013-14 season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. NEW GIRL was picked up for a third season, THE MINDY PROJECT received a second season order and RAISING HOPE was renewed for a fourth season.


“We love working with these talented producers and casts who, week after week, create some of the funniest work on television,” said Reilly. “These shows are creatively vibrant, they have established a loyal and passionate audience and they will continue to define and grow the FOX comedy brand next season and beyond.”


Season to date, NEW GIRL ranks No. 1 among comedies in its core Women 18-34 demographic and is a Top 10 comedy among Adults 18-49. THE MINDY PROJECT has emerged as the No. 1 new comedy of the season among Women 18-34, while RAISING HOPE, which has anchored FOX’s Tuesday nights this season, is a Top 20 sitcom among Adults 18-34 and Teens.


In “Guys Night,” the next all-new episode of NEW GIRL, airing Tuesday, March 12 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), Jess (Zooey Deschanel) comes to a conclusion about her romantic feelings for Nick (Jake Johnson), and she struggles to tell him – until she’s hopped up on pain medication. But after admitting her feelings, she finds out he may have been keeping something from her. Meanwhile, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) becomes obsessed with buying a fish, which Winston (Lamorne Morris) sees as a metaphor for Schmidt's unresolved feelings toward Cece (Hannah Simone), and Nick plans a bar promotion to impress the bar owner (guest star Odette Annable).


In the all-new “Mindy’s Birthday” episode of THE MINDY PROJECT airing Tuesday, March 12 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), Morgan (Ike Barinholtz) throws Mindy (Mindy Kaling) a surprise birthday party, but when her two worlds collide – personal and professional— it’s nothing to celebrate. Meanwhile, Jeremy (Ed Weeks) and Danny (Chris Messina) fight over the same girl (guest star Kelen Coleman, “Newsroom”).


The hour-long season finale of back-to-back RAISING HOPE episodes, “Burt-Mitzvah/Mom’s Day”, airs on a special night and time, Thursday, March 28 (9:00-9:30/9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) after AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). In “Burt-Mitzvah,” Burt’s (Garret Dillahunt) parents (guest stars Shirley Jones and Lee Majors) come to town with the surprising news that their son actually is Jewish. So Burt takes a musical crash course in his newfound heritage, to prepare for the Bar Mitzvah he never had. Then, in “Mom’s Day,” it’s a Mother’s Day to remember as Burt and Barney (Gregg Binkley) take a road trip to Maw Maw’s (Cloris Leachman) childhood home and discover that her mother may still be alive. Needless to say, multiple generations of crazy gather under one roof.


NEW GIRL stars Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated actress Zooey Deschanel as a smart, spirited and single young woman who navigates her way through the highs and lows of modern friendship and romance, alongside her three male roommates (Jake Johnson, Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris) and her beautiful best friend (Hannah Simone). Created by Liz Meriwether (“No Strings Attached”), NEW GIRL is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Meriwether, Dave Finkel, Brett Baer, Jake Kasdan, Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope are executive producers. “Like”             NEW GIRL on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NewGirlonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @NewGirlOnFOX and join the discussion at #newgirl.


Created and written by Mindy Kaling (“The Office”), THE MINDY PROJECT stars Kaling as a skilled OB/GYN trying to balance both her personal and professional life. THE MINDY PROJECT is produced by 3 Arts Entertainment in association with Universal Television. The series is created and written by Mindy Kaling. Kaling, Howard Klein (“The Office,” “Parks and Recreation”), Matt Warburton (THE SIMPSONS) and Michael Spiller (“Modern Family”) are executive producers. “Like” THE MINDY PROJECT on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheMindyProject. Follow the series on Twitter @MindyProjectFOX and join the discussion at #themindyproject.


Created by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia, RAISING HOPE follows the Chance family as the unplanned addition to their family becomes a toddler. The show stars Lucas Neff, Emmy Award winner Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt, Shannon Woodward, Emmy Award winner Cloris Leachman and Gregg Binkley. RAISING HOPE is produced by Amigos de Garcia Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television. “Like” RAISING HOPE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RaisingHope. Follow the series on Twitter @RaisingHopeFOX and join the discussion at #raisinghope.

  • The End


    Hopefully. Raising Hope is such a harmless, fun show. It’s sad it’s not rating somewhere on the level The Middle is on ABC. Because to be honest I would like to see the show continue for many years, perhaps showing Hope starting school.

  • moraliste

    New Girl and the Mindy Project are worth keeping because of the star power ofZoe Deschanel and the potential star power of Mindy Kalan, respectively. (Kalan of course was a writer as well as a performer on the Office.) I have to feel Ms. Kalan, much like Tina Fey, can transcend the Girls Just Wanna Be Boys/ Hangover lite cliche that is killing network comedy, or at least intelligent suits at Fox are banking on that.

  • s0303

    love the following…awesome.

    i don’t watch the mindy project, but i’m happy for mindy kaling…

  • Carmen

    I thought they would be, but I’ll admit I was a little worried about Mindy earlier in the season.

  • Melissa


    Probably, unless they want to do a February – May run to take advantage of promotion out of the Super Bowl (premiering the following night).

    They couldn’t run it uninterrupted during the fall.

    Do you think FOX would possibly give the post-Super Bowl slot to The Following? I think it’d be a good pick as it’s new, buzzy, and has potential to grow.

  • Aron

    Am saying if first the following will air after the superbowl

  • The End


    It’l need some kind of shock factor to air after the Superbowl. Elementary had the random sex appeal scene lol

  • TeeVeeViewer

    New Girl and The Mindy Project renewed? The Fox Crapfest continues!

  • Para

    want Glee renewed… Agree that there are just too many charaters… the new people are all pretty bad and should be gone, especially Brody, The eating disorder girl, her white love interest and half white half black half jewish love interest, the worse version of Mecedes and Quinn, hmm… Did I just name new guy in Glee S04?? I would keep Blaine(possibly with a new third person), Santana Triangle(well that means Quinn stays), Finchel Triangle, and then some background charaters like Becky and Artie and Tina, Wemma and Sue, and sack the rest!!

    Glee needs to move to NYC, because a show about high school needs to involve, not just stay in the same premise, any aspiring story can’t be told twice in the same place, it just doesn’t work.

    New Directions is great but I just don’t want to see them going to sectionals/reginals/nationals every year, THERE NEEDS TO BE A NEW GOAL, A NEW UNDERDOG STORY, and how the old romance we love and adore hangs on facing the new challenges.

    GLEE can be once again amazing, they just needs to make a decision to reinvent themselves. It doesn’t work to balance the two locations and frankly, the graduate go back to LIMA too too often.

    I still think S4 is a good transitional season because let’s face it there’s no way that everyone goes to NYC to pursue their dreams, but now they can work out how key characters mature into going to New York, and then maybe S05 will be a brand new great season again.

    I love RM and co. I love Glee, It should go on, and I hope they can be renewed, and they eventually can work out a way to give us a final quarter of season 4, and a season 5 that are as good if not more as the S1 and S2!!

  • rob60990

    Doesn’t Glee have contract negotiations?

    Anyways, none of these renewals are a surprise. For post Super Bowl, I think FOX will stick a comedy there. They desperately want a solid Tuesday comedy block.

  • Fake Me Out


    I think FOX will regret renewing Mindy. It’s ratings aren’t that great and while it’s possible it’ll improve next year my guess is it will continue to deliver less that ideal numbers. If they love her so much they should have paid her to sit on the sidelines if no new pilot could be developed in time for 2013-2014 but end this years effort. Continued bad ratings will in the end only damage her brand and hurt any future projects.


  • Jacob

    Why is everyone talking about raising hope and it getting syndicated, what does it mean, and how do you know if a show gets syndicated, I’m quite new to this, help

  • Holly


    Why is everyone talking about raising hope and it getting syndicated, what does it mean, and how do you know if a show gets syndicated, I’m quite new to this, help

    Syndication is when a cable network or the affiliates buy reruns of a show to air. So, NCIS airing on USA or Bones on TNT is syndication. As are the comedies that air on your local FOX channel at 5:30…or at 3 am. The network or affiliate pays for the rights to air the show in their schedule (usually not against new episodes).

    This is a major source of revenue for the production company since some can sell for more than $2 million per episode.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “@Ultima/Bill, the SEO Gods demand a Glee headline tomorrow”

    The Gods will get what they demand!

  • MichaelChickless

    The Following! Woot!

    I don’t watch any FOX comedies except for an occasional Family Guy, but I’m glad for the fans of these shows. Raising Hope seems like a show I’d watch if I had more time to spend in front of the TV.

  • EmaPonche

    I agree with @Para

  • Jamie04

    Last year Glee’s renewal was announced the 1st week of April, so we should hear something soon!

  • Dude

    Glee is still in negotiations with the studio. That’s why it wasn’t renewed YET.

  • jimmers

    hahaha GLEE! Such a bomb season. It will get pick up (obviously) but I’m so happy for Mindy Project and Raising Hope. New Girl, this season was flat boring.

  • john

    Tough if you have a FOX comedy pilot in development. 1 out of 9 aren’t good odds, particularly since Dads has a blind 6 ep commitment.

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