'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.

  • Ashley

    i know some people are thinking otherwise but i don’t think that will affect Bones. Yeah they renewed Sleepy Hollow for next year and probably they’ll renew The Following but still i think they’ll renew Bones for 10th and final season. And as for the news: yeah it’s early and kinda risky but i’m really happy for Sleppy Hollow!!

  • fakeem

    Nice to see so many positive comments about a show, especially when this site has more than it’s fair share of trolls…

  • Simon

    YES!!!! Where are all you who said that it would flop?

  • John A

    A bit quick.

  • Elijah

    I believe Marc Herman predictes before the season on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being most likely to succeed he gave it a 10. Lol he was so wrong, as usual.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Tom Shaw – Not necessarily. Fox has plenty of options to replace Almost Human if they need to.

  • j

    Was there a poll here for “1st renewed new show?” I can’t find one.

  • Sarah


    But knowing that Fox will probably pick up at least 1 drama pilot for next fall, it really doesn’t leave much room, especially if Almost Human does well, too, and you add in the comedies and reality shows.

  • Darryl

    Wow, that was REAL quick for the 1st renewal of the season.

  • NJ Viewer

    Alright!!! Finally, a decent new show is renewed.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    I thought this show was going to suck, but I went ahead and watched the first episode out of curiosity. I’m glad I got on board from the start. I love it!

    TV Viewer
    As the headless horseman might say, renewing Sleepy Hollow was a no-brainer!

    Me sediments, exactly.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Was there a poll here for “1st renewed new show?” I can’t find one.

    There was a poll for the first show to get a back-9.

  • TBM

    Fox execs must be thrilled that Sleepy Hollow has turned out to be one of the bigger new hits of the season. The show seems to be hurting the ratings of 2 Broke Girls pretty badly.

  • Mike


    Oh and im glad Sleepy hollow got renewed… Im sure itll get about a 15-18 episode season

  • skyfi

    Everybody will forget about SH next fall and it will fall – This is a real no-brainer.

  • Kim Olson

    Wow! That’s so awesome! But why didn’t they just give it a full season order?

  • David James

    Brilliant news! Obviously we won’t know until May what Fox decides but this doesn’t look good for Bones, I must admit. They already ordered Gotham for next season, and they’ve got 3 more new dramas plus The Following, so it doesn’t leave much room for Bones.

  • Gamma626

    Very glad. To the people worried about next season… Did people forget about Breaking bad after the year between episodes 8 and 9 of the final season? How about between the six episodes of season 1 and the 13 of walking dead? If people want to watch something, they don’t forget about it.

  • David James

    @Kim Olson

    Fox wanted the show to be a 13 episode limited series every season, plus it allows them to air The Following midseason.

  • Gamma626

    On the topic of bones, there’s also the possibility of x-factor not returning.

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