Fox’s TCA panel today was ripe with all sorts of great information, especially if you identify yourself as a pretty big-time fan of the likes of “The Mindy Project,” “Sleepy Hollow,” or even the new comedy “Enlisted”.
When it comes to the latter, the good news is mostly just that the network has no plans to pull the military comedy after one low-rated episode. This in our mind is Fox’s biggest mistake of this entire season: Allowing a potentially great series to die off on this night, while you have a show like “Dads” on Tuesday. Critics have been high on “Enlisted,” while they tend to pretend as though “Dads” does not even exist.
As for other shows with low ratings, network boss Kevin Reilly seems to be particularly hopeful about the future of “The Mindy Project.” Even though the ratings are not great, he still seems optimistic about its future. To us, this is clearly a quality push more so than a testament of the show’s success. The only reason we would be super-surprised by a renewal is if it is for 22-24 episodes, since that basically means that they may as well also greenlight a fourth to get it to syndication.
Meanwhile, Reilly also hinted that there may be more than the initial 13 episodes in “Sleepy Hollow” season 2, though that has not been confirmed yet. Personally, we would not be shocked if the order was upped to 15, the same amount as Fox has with “The Following.” With that being said, though, we don’t want to ever see this show, which already takes a long time to produce thanks to the effects and also some of the darker sequences, start to strain itself to get to 22 a season.
This news comes out the same day as Reilly hinted that “Bones” will likely be renewed for a tenth season, but this would probably serve as the end for the franchise.
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