'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.

  • Rebecca

    Awesome – I’m enjoying this show more each week, and I got others to start watching, too.

  • verus

    Great news!

  • HV

    i definately saw this coming, but i did not see it coming this soon. wow.

  • JacobYates

    GREAT NEWS! So happy right now!

  • Dinaminjo

    I don’t get it..

    88 is still the magic number..
    Even if the up the episode count to 15, they still need 6 seasons of this..

  • Grz12

    Not surprised at the renewal, but surprised to see it so soon. Go SH!

  • Justin11

    FOX has plenty of room

    – cancel1 or 1 or 2 hours of comedy

    – cancel Glee

    – cancel Bones

    – cancel X-Factor

    Each one of these is nearing its end, anyways.

  • Nikki

    Wow im suprised.. its not very good.

  • Raz

    Like the show very much, have only one nit pick. There are no scorpions native to upstate ny.

  • Networkman

    This is great news. I’m happy for FOX that they were able to create another hit drama. This show is so creative and unique. With the network showing trust in the show, maybe we will see it grow throughout the coming weeks. New viewers may jump aboard to see what this is all about.

  • JacobYates

    Glee is renewed through next year.

    Its ratings seem to disagree.

  • reallypeople

    Awesome news. Sleepy Hollow is, by far, the best new show this season.

    And good on FOX for not ruining a good thing and showing restraint in not extending the current season. Too much of a good thing would have tanked it, just ask Glee and Heroes. Now it gets to keep its brilliant, snappy pace and have time to continue to thrill.

  • JacobYates

    The show was using the “Native Americans have whatever advances the story” plot device.

  • Fake Me Out

    Me happy :-)

  • frodo

    Its probably the best new show of the season along with Masters of Sex. Definitely deserves its renewal.

  • merrranga

    sweet! loved the pilot, now i get to watch the whole thing!!

    after the bloodbath that was last seasons new shows, i have a new rule:
    Watch the pilot. if it gets renewed for a second season, then invest time into the ones i liked.

    having said that, this plan has already backfired after the cancellation of Copper…

    *fingers crossed*

  • John K.

    If X-Factor is back, it likely won’t be 3 hours a week. Either 1hour or 1 hour and 30 mins results. No way is a show getting about a 2.0 average staying on the schedule for 3+ hours per week.

  • M

    Wow that was fast!

  • Alex

    YES! Don’t sleep on Sleepy Hollow! Best new show of the fall IMO.

  • M

    @Justin11 and everyone else

    Don’t forget glee already has season 6 renewal which will probably be last season but it is not getting cancelled this season

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