'Sleepy Hollow' to Air Two-Hour Finale January 20; 'The Following' Premiere Episodes Shifted to January 19 & 27

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December 6th, 2013

Sleepy Hollow November 11

via press release:

SLEEPY HOLLOW” TO END FIRST SEASON WITH

SPINE-TINGLING DOUBLE (NO)-HEADER

MONDAY, JANUARY 20, ON FOX

 

THE FOLLOWING Returns for Thrilling Second Season With

Special Preview Sunday, January 19, and

Season Premiere Monday, January 27

 

Hit drama SLEEPY HOLLOW will culminate its must-be-seen-to-be-believed first season with a special two-hour season finale event Monday, Jan. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, changing the second season premiere of last season’s No. 1 new series, THE FOLLOWING. The acclaimed thriller starring Kevin Bacon will unveil a special preview Sunday, Jan. 19, immediately after the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (live, 6:00 PM-CC ET), kicking off 15 heart-pounding weeks of uninterrupted episodes. The season premiere of THE FOLLOWING will now air Monday, Jan. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following an encore of the Season Two preview (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

 

In the first hour of the two-hour SLEEPY HOLLOW season finale event, “The Indispensable Man,” airing Monday, Jan. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) discover a massive secret buried within the pages of George Washington’s Bible and unearth the shocking true nature of the founding father’s death. Meanwhile, Captain Irving (Orlando Jones) makes a near-impossible decision for the sake of his beloved family that drastically changes his future. Then, in “Bad Blood” (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the battle between good and evil comes to an explosive head – sacrifices must be made, worlds collide, loyalties are tested and the town of Sleepy Hollow will never be the same – resulting in a haunting first season finale.

 

Created by Kevin Williamson (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Dawson’s Creek,” the “Scream” franchise) and starring Golden Globe Award-winning actor Kevin Bacon (“X-Men: The Last Stand,” “Frost/Nixon”) and James Purefoy (“Rome”), the special Season Two preview of THE FOLLOWING, entitled “Resurrection” and airing Sunday, Jan. 19, immediately after the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (live, 6:00 PM-CC ET), catches up with RYAN HARDY (Bacon), in the wake of a horrific new murder spree, which furthers his suspicion that JOE CARROLL’s (Purefoy) reign of terror is far from over. The series, which will have its season premiere on Monday, Jan. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) following an encore of the preview episode (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), also stars Shawn Ashmore (the “X-Men” franchise) and Valorie Curry (“Veronica Mars”), and joining the cast this season are Connie Nielsen (“Boss,” “Law & Order: SVU”), Jessica Stroup (“90210”), Sam Underwood (“Dexter”) and Tiffany Boone (“Beautiful Creatures”).

 

 

FOX WINTER PREMIERE AND REVISED MONDAY INFORMATION

(Times for All-New Episodes are ET/PT Except as Noted)

 

SUNDAY

Sunday, Jan. 19:

6:00 PM-CC ET                      NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Live)

Imm. After Game                   THE FOLLOWING (Season Two Preview)

 

**************

 

MONDAY

Monday, Jan. 6:

8:00-9:00 PM                          ALMOST HUMAN

9:00-10:00 PM                        SLEEPY HOLLOW (Encore)

 

Monday, Jan. 13:

8:00-9:00 PM                          ALMOST HUMAN

9:00-10:00 PM                        SLEEPY HOLLOW

 

Monday, Jan. 20:

8:00-10:00 PM                        SLEEPY HOLLOW (Two-Hour Season Finale)

 

Monday, Jan. 27:

8:00-9:00 PM                          THE FOLLOWING (Encore)

9:00-10:00 PM                        THE FOLLOWING (Season Two Premiere)

 

Mondays, beginning Feb. 3:

8:00-9:00 PM                          ALMOST HUMAN

9:00-10:00 PM                        THE FOLLOWING

 

 

[EDITOR’S NOTE 1: The Season Two premiere of THE FOLLOWING was previously announced as a two-night event airing on Sunday, Jan. 19 and Monday, Jan. 20.]

[EDITOR’S NOTE 2: The season finale of SLEEPY HOLLOW was previously scheduled to air at a special time on Monday, Jan. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).]

 

 

-FOX-

 
  • JakeWisconsin

    Why are the doing this? Airing the two episodes in two days to keep viewers attention and having the first one premiere with a major football lead in was a great plan.

  • iSayso

    Hope The Following racks up more impressive numbers this season. In body count, of course. Go, Joe, go!

  • Kate

    @Hardline_Pro Yes, The Following did get better ratings than SH.

  • Nasir

    I was hoping for the night two premiere… The intensity coulda still been there but womp.

  • Jules

    wow, tv networks broke up with organization.

  • jenna

    Of course, SH will be combining its last 2 episodes of the season. Fox is trying to mitigate the embarrassment and humiliation they must feel for prematurely renewing a show that has been nothing but fools good. WEEPY Hollow continues to hit new ratings lows with each passing week.

  • Feedback

    This musical chairs is just silly. I guess The Following’s premiere is no longer a “2 night event”.

    Why not just air those last three hours of Sleepy Hollow on January 6, 13 and 20 with new episodes of Almost Human like a normal network and then replace it the next week with The Following??? It’s not that hard.

  • PRW

    Guys there are a few things at play here:

    LATE kickoff. With a 6 pm kickoff you’re looking at a 9:30-10 PM start time.

    ThE two night premiere didn’t exactly work with Almost Human.

    Fox didn’t have the foresight to wait to announce Super Bowl slot. If they had waited they could’ve had Sleepy Hollow season finale OR The Following season premiere after the super bowl instead of the comedies,

  • HeadlessHorseman

    @jenna
    Yes, Fox is embarrassed by their highest rated show. They just didn’t want to move it from the 9:00 spot entirely.

  • Ultima

    @Christian
    Sooooo does that mean Special Preview = Clip show?

    No.

    @Laura
    I’m curious if the encore on the 27th is a repeat of the airing on the 19th?

    It is.

    @AllOfHerTwist
    A slight schedule shift is going to be the cause for the demise of The Following?

    Not only that, but it basically confirms that Almost Human is a dead show airing! ;)

    @TVMan
    What?? What does a “special preview” even mean….

    An out of timeslot airing prior to the season premiere. For example, CBS airing the first episode of Intelligence at Tuesday 9pm following NCIS before moving it to its regular Monday 10pm timeslot would be considered a “special preview.”

    @Kate
    Anyway, this is a stupid move. Putting The Following behind the NFC game would have been a huge boost.

    The Following is airing behind the NFC Championship Game.

  • C Dawg

    @PRW, people don’t want to watch a drama after the superbowl. Most are drunk or driving home after the party. They don’t want to pay attention to anything.

  • Ultima

    @PRW
    LATE kickoff. With a 6 pm kickoff you’re looking at a 9:30-10 PM start time.

    The late championship game and the Super Bowl always have late kickoffs (approx. 6:30pm EST). It’s possible with a quick game to start the lead-out before 10:15pm, but it can also be much, much later (last time, FOX couldn’t get Idol on the air until after 10:50pm and ended up repeating it a couple days later).

    Fox didn’t have the foresight to wait to announce Super Bowl slot. If they had waited they could’ve had Sleepy Hollow season finale OR The Following season premiere after the super bowl instead of the comedies

    Putting a season finale after the Super Bowl seems silly.

    Putting the season premeire of one of their dramas after the Super Bowl also seems silly because of the Olympics. It’s much better to use the playoffs to launch/promote their midseason dramas in January so they can get a few episodes in before the Olympics start.

    Also, it’s not like FOX announced the comedies and then they started doing bad.

  • Ultima

    @JakeWisconsin
    Airing the two episodes in two days to keep viewers attention and having the first one premiere with a major football lead in was a great plan.

    It’s a great plan until the game goes into overtime and the premiere episode of your serialized drama gets pushed out of primetime! ;)

  • C Dawg

    So many Chicken Littles on here.

  • Hel-luhr

    Er, is it just me, or are people prematurely calling Almost Human dead? Sure, it fell to 1.7 on a night where Sleepy Hollow was a rerun, but it was hovering around 1.9 ish the week before, only 0.3 below Hollow, and certainly level with what Bones was getting weeks prior.

  • Ted R.

    I wish Sleepy Hollow had a full season which it deserves. Not a good move. All of these moves is to fit American Idol back on the schedule. I am gonna try to watch the Following this season. Speaking of the big talent shows I think Fox should dump the X Factor and focus on Idol. Who needs Simon Cowell. Really Fox executives.

  • Hel-luhr

    Huh? Sleepy Hollow was always a 13-episode-a-season show. It didn’t get prevented from getting a full season.

  • TWD is it

    To Jenna, what? Weepy describes your post. I swear they put a man type show on up agaisnt football ( MNF ) , still get very good ratings in the 18-49 man group( you dislike that group) and you weepy it. If it moved to Tuesday it probably would jump .5-1 points, def jump 1 on Thurs agaisnt OUAT bad spin off. I do like the 1st.

    American Idol is dying as is X-Factor, thank goodness. Enough already. Monday man type shows get hurt by MNF and yet SH did very well. See Almost Human for same result. Football you dolts. Please end that show to.

  • TWD is it

    They ar moving SH just to help The Following, plain and simple. Putting it on after football will help it’s lead in. Kinda at the expense of SH, but FOX doesnt mind, they must think they have a bigger following in The Following. Though the ratings suggested not.

  • Eric_Philly

    Fox has got to stop screwing around with their schedules… this is becoming completely ridiculous.

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