‘Sleepy Hollow’ season 2: Fox executives tackle criticism, hope for story ahead

Ichabod -Sleepy Hollow” season 2 has not exactly been everyone’s favorite. After a first season that was funny, creepy, and creative, the show became a little mired with Katrina drama, strange allegiances, and plots that seemed to go around in circles this fall. You could claim that some of this is the reason behind the lower ratings for the show, and that it did not get a renewal today like “Gotham” and “Empire” did.

While this season has not been perfect by any means, that is not a sign that the network is giving up on it by any means. While at the Winter TCA event today, Fox executives Gray Newman and Dana Walden expressed some faith in the series. Specifically, Walden said (per TVLine) that the show became “overly serialized” this season, and they would like to see it return a little bit to its roots.

While we tend to prefer serialized stories these days, we to a certain extent agree with this assessment of the series. We feel like the right place for this show is with a model that is similar to “The Blacklist” or “Supernatural,” where you have some storylines that do last over the course of several episodes, but there is not necessarily pressure to address them every week. You can sort of mix and match, and give some good stories their due when you want to.

We do still feel like the show will be renewed eventually. While the ratings have not been sensational, we may as well be honest here in saying that it is not as though Fox has a bevy of other high-rated options save for the renewed shows we’ve already mentioned.

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