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Huzzah! SLEEPY HOLLOW Renewed for a Second Season

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The Fox network execs are becoming increasingly beloved here at SciFiMafia.com, as today they announced more good news: Sleepy Hollow has been renewed for a second season. It’s the first Fox show of the season to get a renewal, which shows their faith in the new show that is my favorite of the season.

There is one downside, however; their renewal now for a 13-episode Season 2 means that Season 1 will remain a 13-episode season, and won’t get a “back nine” pickup. But that’s okay, 13-episode seasons tend to  be tighter, and YAY IT’S BEEN RENEWED.

Here are the deets about the pickup, the viewing numbers – they’re great – and the next episode, after this great screenshot from that next episode:

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FOX AWAKENS SEASON TWO OF HIT DRAMA SERIES “SLEEPY HOLLOW”

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.

All right then, I expect all of you people who hold back their viewing of new shows because they’re afraid to get involved in a show that will “just get canceled” – well, two things. One, EVERY show gets canceled. Get over it, and don’t miss out on the great tv that is out there waiting for you, regardless of how long it will last. Two, this show won’t get canceled for a while. So join in, it really is a treat.

Sleepy Hollow, starring Tom MisonNicole BeharieOrlando Jones, and John Noble, airs Mondays at 9/8c on Fox.

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