We had felt like the race for more episodes was going to be down to three shows this fall (“The Blacklist,” “Sleepy Hollow,” and “Agents of SHIELD“), and we now have a winner for the first show to get it: “Sleepy Hollow.” In a statement today, Fox confirmed that their suspense thriller, and one of our personal favorites of the fall season, will be getting a 13-episode second season to air next fall.
What is particularly notable about this move is that it does represent a significant amount of growth for Fox, and the broadcast TV model. Rather than to just spread out a high-rated show’s order to 22, which gives it more coverage but also less time to compose good stories, Fox has opted instead to go with more of a cable model, which has worked for their sister station in FX. This will give viewers a chance to miss the show while it’s gone, and if public sentiment remains high on it, they will come back next year.
In a statement confirming the good news about the show coming back, Fox’s programming head Kevin Reilly had the following to say:
“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.”
Here’s a little bit of an interesting fact for the show: When it comes to live+3 data, this is the best premiere for a Fox fall drama series in over a decade … seriously. That’s how long it has been since the network had this sort of a hit in the fall (though they did have one in the spring in “The Following”).
Are you thrilled to hear this news? Just click here if you want to take a look at the episode airing next week, and we will have more related to the show soon.