'Sleepy Hollow' Renewed for Season 2 by Fox

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October 3rd, 2013

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via press release:




Premiere Episode Surpasses 22 Million Viewers Across Platforms


Next All-New Episode Airs Monday, October 7, on FOX


FOX will delve into a second season of the hit action/adventure series SLEEPY HOLLOW, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.


“The show has proven to be a risk well worth taking – it’s a conceptual blast unlike anything else on television and it all holds together with inventive writing and a fantastic cast,” said Reilly. “I can’t wait for fans to experience what else is in store for this fall and even more of this wild ride into Season Two.”


The series premiere of SLEEPY HOLLOW earned a 5.0/13 rating among Adults 18-49 and drew 13.6 million viewers after three additional days of time-shifted viewing, making it FOX’s most successful fall drama premiere since the debut of “24” in November 2001. In fact, with its encore, post-three-day playback on DVR and VOD, and its streaming on www.Fox.com and www.Hulu.com, the series premiere of SLEEPY HOLLOW has already drawn an audience of more than 22 million. In Week Three, SLEEPY HOLLOW showed increasing retention, delivering a 3.0/8 rating and holding 97% of the prior week's Adults 18-49 delivery.

In the next all-new episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW, “The Lesser Key of Solomon,” airing Monday, Oct. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) and Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) search for Abbie’s estranged sister, Jenny (guest star Lyndie Greenwood), who has escaped from a Sleepy Hollow psychiatric hospital. In a game-changing episode, which includes flashbacks to the real Boston Tea Party, Abbie and Ichabod discover more about the evil they are facing.


SLEEPY HOLLOW is a thrilling mystery-adventure drama series spanning two and a half centuries, in which a resurrected Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) pairs up with a present-day police lieutenant (Nicole Beharie) to save the enigmatic town of Sleepy Hollow – and the world – from unprecedented evil.

From K/O Paper Products in association with 20th Century Fox Television, SLEEPY HOLLOW is co-created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman (“Hawaii Five-0,” “Underworld” and “Total Recall”). The series is executive-produced by Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman, Mark Goffman, Ken Olin and Heather Kadin. Iscove serves as supervising producer. Wiseman directed the pilot. “Like” SLEEPY HOLLOW on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SleepyHollowFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @SleepyHollowFOX and join the discussion at #sleepyhollow.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Well that was quick. But I suppose it was either this or order a back-9.

  • AJ

    So no 22 episode season?

  • Oliver

    Who would have thought the first renewal would have come before the first cancellation?

  • Ronald

    That was fast, Of course the show is doing great!

  • j

    Well, very very not shocking when a net’s new show is also their #1 fall show.

  • Seth

    7 seasons here we come!

  • Katy


    From what I understand FOX is now trying the 13 episode limited series type programming that Cable uses. FOX may have been tempted to extend the series to 22 episodes but looks like they are sticking to there guns about the new limited series programming.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Sara Bibel

    I believe the show was designed to have a 13 episode first season, hence the renewal instead of the back 9 pick up.

  • Sarah

    I’m glad, but that slims Bones’ chances for a 10th and final season. :(

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Fantastic! You didn’t even need a head on your shoulders to make this decision.

  • Justin11


    After 3 episodes?!

  • j

    Last season’s #1 new show: The Following. Cable-length season.
    Even higher (slightly): Under the Dome. Cable-length season.

    Working out so far for them.

  • erwanfromfrance

    I’m happy, the show is great and does great.
    Hope it could be the same for Bones !

  • Keith

    This is good… I actually enjoy the 13 episode seasons on some stuff… some shows don’t need 22+ episodes a year cause you can get burned out on them.



  • Paris

    Good move, this show is solid.

  • Josh

    Great news and well deserved. Ratings are holding up very well for FOX. With a 13 episode season, people won’t get bored with the show and will want more next fall. Smart decision.

  • Sarah

    This is seriously my favorite new show and I am SO SO SO HAPPY about this. I knew if it were picked up it’d be another 13 ep season, which I think for this show works better than 1 long season. A renewal this early on is amazing. And before any other shows could even get cancelled, at that. Shows how proud FOX is in this show. :)

  • Ricky

    Woo! Awesome news, very glad to hear it. Great joy for us Sleepyheads today!

  • Dan

    So I’m guessing FOX won’t give the show a full season order but it will return next fall.

    That’s probably a smart move since FOX’s spring is packed already with shows. Plus if the following Succeeds for a third season, the shows could timeshare.

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