Fox today ordered a second season of the year’s most thrilling new series, the Kevin Bacon led-The Following, as well as comedies The Mindy Project, Raising Hope, New Girl.
Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, made the announcement earlier today. “From the very beginning, we felt Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega had created a high-quality, edge-of-your-seat drama that could break from the pack, and it is exciting to see the audience responding,” said Reilly. “Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy have given us two of the most compelling characters on television and the entire cast is incredible. I’m delighted to have this thrill ride continue on FOX for another season.”
After only six airings, THE FOLLOWING is already the No. 2 broadcast drama and the No. 3 drama overall this season with Live+7 ratings. Since it launched, the psychological thriller has also quickly established itself as one of the most buzzed-about series in social media, ranking as the No. 1 new broadcast drama in total social comments.
Freshman series The Mindy Project was renewed for a second season; New Girl for a third; Raising Hope for a fourth.
“We love working with these talented producers and casts who, week after week, create some of the funniest work on television,” said Reilly. “These shows are creatively vibrant, they have established a loyal and passionate audience and they will continue to define and grow the FOX comedy brand next season and beyond.”
Season to date, New Girl ranks No. 1 among comedies in its core Women 18-34 demographic and is a Top 10 comedy among Adults 18-49. The Mindy Project has emerged as the No. 1 new comedy of the season among Women 18-34, while Raising Hope, which has anchored Fox’s Tuesday nights this season, is a Top 20 sitcom among Adults 18-34 and Teens.