'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.

  • Hobbitual

    Great show, definitely well-deserved.

  • TV God

    Hopefully they renew Bones for a 10th season, and if it is the last season, hopefully they announce it as the last so that Bones can end well and tie everything together.

  • Tom

    Cool!!! This show has a lot of potential. I’ve enjoyed Len Wiseman’s “Underworld” films and I was hoping he would transfer his success to television.

  • RJ

    Interesting show of restraint by Fox to stick with its original 13-episode season plan for this show rather than expand the order to try to make both it and The Following fit into the schedule in the winter/spring.

  • Michael1

    Smart move keeping it as fall-only. They can spend the spring season wetting our appetites for it, like they did with “American Idol”. Hopefully they don’t ruing it by airing “The X-Hollow”, which airs in the spring, has no age limit on its characters, and allows groups of people to play individual characters.

  • TV Viewer

    As the headless horseman might say (if he could talk) renewing Sleepy Hollow was a no-brainer!
    Congratulations Fox!

  • Observer

    Hooray! Great new show!

  • Adam Decker

    This is good news in my mind at least. There are a lot of other shows that would be bad to keep going, but this is not one of them. As to why the news is announced so soon, I’m guessing it’s because FOX knows it’s a hit already.

  • tv#1

    This is surprisingly early, but I will take it. Also, it is better that they stick to 13 episode seasons. 22 episode seasons could kill a show like this.

  • Aquirar94

    Well deserved! Love this show!

  • Douglas from Brazil

    AoS also made 22 millions across all platforms and dropped big in second week.I think it’s too early to renew a rookie show after airing just 3 episodes not knowing how will perform until the end of fall.Is FOX being smart and trusting big in their guts or just being NBC stupid?

  • Bella Bellini

    Excellent news. Love this show! Easily my favourite new show this season.

    I’ll miss Sleepy Hollow when it’s gone. So the greedy part of me wants 22 episodes. But I’d rather have quality over quantity.

  • Alan

    It deserves it! :D Best new show of the season.

  • James

    @Douglas from Brazil

    Sleepy Hollow fell by 0.4 in Week 2 and 0.1 only in Week 3. It has found its floor unlike Agents of SHIELD.

  • Wright

    This just made my day. SH is my favorite new show.

  • Melanie

    YESSSSS! My favorite new show! Good news – thanks, FOX!!

  • Eric

    I love this show!

  • JackB

    This is very good news, FOX should commit this show to remain on Mondays @ 9PM for it’s entirety. No time slot swapping!

  • Dan

    @Sara Bibel – It was reported that FOX was mulling over giving the show a full 22 episode season but due to the initial structure and the already packed Winter/spring schedule. They thought it would be better to renew the series for next season with initially 13 but likely 22 episodes.

  • Tom Shaw

    The problem with a no backorder situation like this is that Fox is doubling down on Almost Human doing well (or well enough to air on Fridays, anyway).

    I wouldn’t bet on AH doing even Fringe’s numbers on Fridays.

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