'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.

  • Bill

    Good news! I tuned in not expecting too much, very pleasant surprise

  • HalCapone

    Well, I know there definitely won’t be a head on this show next Fall but the bigger question is whether it will have any legs? Commitments can be broken if the show starts to tank for whatever reason but this is great PR to help bolster the respectable ratings so far.

  • HeadlessHorseman (formerly JacobYates)

    People just love to forget that Glee is renewed through next year. It’s almost as if they do it on purpose just to stir things up.

  • Alex

    Great news! The show is awesome.

  • Sammy01

    Happy for Sleepy Hollow, my fave new show so far.

    I’m not worried about Bones. I think it has got to the point where they would give it a final season to wrap things up even if it meant airing it on Fridays. Plus 1 more season gives it that magical 200 episodes.

    I don’t think Almost Human will do anything and surely at least 1 hour of the comedy is getting cancelled. Plus Glee could always go to Friday for its final season next year.

  • a p garcia

    I know its is doing great but renewed?

  • Kenn

    Well, well, well. Americans love this kind of show. And 18th century. Haha. Good luck.

  • Tomcatt630

    Spreading it out until May, with repeats haphazardly shown, doesnt work for high concept or drama shows anymore. Crime and Med shows, yeah.

    Also, worrying about whether a show will get renewed over a long drawn out season turns veiwers away. With a short run, and knowing it’s coming back, people will tune in.

    ABC, have you tried this yet?

  • Tomcatt630

    Oops, I meant high concept, serialized dramas.

    Dragging stories out and interupting with repeats, never knowing until the actual timeslot if it’s a new episode or not, sucks.

  • Tomcatt630

    FOX can still end ‘Glee’. Many shows of the past were picked up for more than one season, but then tanked, or the stars got bored.

    ‘Bewitched’ was renewed by ABC for 4 seasons after Dick York had to quit, to run to 1973, but ratings died airing against ‘All in the Family’. And, Liz Montgomery and Bill Asher split up, so they wanted to quit in 1972, so show ended earlier. Mutual decision.

    Glee could do same thing, since they seem to want to end.

  • KMS53

    Since it is being renewed for next year, not getting a back 9 pickup, was there a reason to rush? Don’t get me wrong, the show certainly has merit, but a hasty renewal doesn’t seem to have any positive effect on shows or ratings and often has a negative effect on both.

  • Kate

    This show has it’s problems but I enjoy it for the most part. It’s smart to keep it at 13 episodes. Maybe season 2 will have 15 like The Following, but any more than that would be stupid.

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  • KJ Styles

    I’m surprised that the first renewal of the season came before the first cancellation, LOL. Fox might get the distinction of both when Dads gets the axe and replaced by Raising Hope.

  • Zturk

    Fox is smart here now people who are invested wont have to worry about cancellation making the audience more loyal.

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  • 728huey

    Great for FOX and its viewers. They have a bonafide hit on their hands. Now will NBC announce a back nine for The Blacklist tomorrow?

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    A hasty renewal doesn’t seem to have any positive effect on shows or ratings and often has a negative effect on both.

    Can you please cite some examples of when early renewals ‘often’ hurt shows?

  • violet hour

    so happy this show makes me giddy ! great adventure with a side of creepy!
    great chemistry between leads they work awesome off of each other’s dialogues

    i have to admit i was a huge skeptic about a tv show for sleepy hollow but 5mn in i had completely forgotten about my doubts

  • CoffeeSteve

    Cool, I like the show as does my daughter

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