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

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March 4th, 2013

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via press release:

FOX ORDERS A SECOND SEASON OF HIT DRAMA “THE FOLLOWING”

 

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.

FOX COMEDIES “New Girl,” “The Mindy Project” AND “Raising Hope

PICKED UP FOR 2013-2014 SEASON

 

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.

 
  • Ultima

    @Melissa
    Do you think FOX would possibly give the post-Super Bowl slot to The Following?

    No. I think they’ll go with something that has broader appeal – probably a new show, maybe New Girl. I still have hopes that they can get The Flintstones pilot on air by then! :)

  • Dave

    Yay Mindy and The Following! :D

  • Hardline_Pro

    YAY MORE KEVIN BACON. So happy.

  • Samunto

    Given how diluted Glee has been ratingswise, i think it’ll be back for a final season. But that will also depend on Fox’s pilots – maybe a final 13ep order.

  • Shepherd

    hmmm… No word on how many episodes of TF were ordered. I guess this means they either intend to keep it a mid-season show, or they are waiting to see whether they can work things out with Bacon as well as overcome the time constraints in order to move s.2 up to the fall.

  • Samunto

    No, The Following is too heavily serialized to get the post-super bowl slot. But who knows, if they’ve nothing else worth promoting (that is if their fall shows aren’t good) then the slot could go to The Following but probably to their comedies.

  • The End

    @Ultima
    @The Flintstones

    Given the success of Family Guy, airing a cartoon after the Superbowl wouldn’t be that crazy, certainly you’d have the audience exposure.

  • Dave

    @Ultima

    Wasn’t The Flinstones scrapped?

    I want to see it as well.

  • Samunto

    @Shepherd

    15 episodes for season 2 of TF.

  • Ultima

    @Shepherd
    hmmm… No word on how many episodes of TF were ordered.

    The article on Deadline says it’s 15 episodes again.

  • The End

    @Dave

    No, just delayed due to Seth McFarlanes schedule.

  • Ultima

    @Dave
    Wasn’t The Flinstones scrapped?

    No, just put on the backburner. Seth MacFarlane is a busy guy!

    For its past post-Super Bowl animated premieres, FOX didn’t end up launching the show until late spring (11 April for Family Guy, 1 May for American Dad) – so they could get by with only a half dozen episodes of the show for next season.

  • John

    Am I am the only one who thniks it’s king of stupid to renew show for second season before premiere? I mean I know it has Bacon etc, but if it actually flops?

  • richierich

    @ Ultima

    I can’t remember where, but I read that Seth Mcfarlane is putting the Flintstones on hold. He’s devoting most of his time to a remake of Cosmos hosted by the late Carl Sagan. That show was originally on PBS, I believe. His incarnation is supposed to be on FOX & The National Geographic Channel in spring 2014.

  • Ultima

    @richierich
    I can’t remember where, but I read that Seth Mcfarlane is putting the Flintstones on hold. He’s devoting most of his time to a remake of Cosmos hosted by the late Carl Sagan. That show was originally on PBS, I believe. His incarnation is supposed to be on FOX & The National Geographic Channel in spring 2014.

    Bleh! Though I’m also looking forward to Cosmos. If MacFarlane worked as hard as Seacrest he could do both! ;)

  • Ashley

    I’m ready for Glee to go bye-bye. Watched it religiously for 2 seasons straight and then it started bombing in season 3. Then never watched again. Need to find a new show.

  • Shepherd

    @Ultima @Samunto

    Thanks, I see that from the comments now. I would have said something, but you beat me to it. :)

  • Dan

    @The End & Ultima – The Flintstones is scrapped. There was a news report that its been delayed indefinitely but even if it wasn’t, I doubt the show should come on next season. FOX already has Murder Police.

    And as for the post Superbowl slot, my money is on a new series to be launched or if FOX’s fall drama does well enough to get a full season, maybe that.

    My guess is Glee will be back for a final 5th season, but its definitely coming back. Deadline reports that negotiations for a fifth season of Glee are ongoing so I expect it to be renewed in a few weeks. I wouldn’t be surprised if FOX holds it until midseason.

  • Holly

    @John,

    Am I am the only one who thniks it’s king of stupid to renew show for second season before premiere? I mean I know it has Bacon etc, but if it actually flops?

    What are you talking about? The Following is airing its 7th episode tonight.

  • Ultima

    @John
    Am I am the only one who thniks it’s king of stupid to renew show for second season before premiere? I mean I know it has Bacon etc, but if it actually flops?

    Trolling this inane deserves a response out of pity.

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