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Sleepy Hollow Lands Second Season

By on October 3, 2013
L-R: Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison. Co. Cr: Michael Lavine/FOX

L-R: Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison. Co. Cr: Michael Lavine/FOX

To absolutely nobody’s surprise FOX’s hit supernatural drama Sleepy Hollow has been handed a second season by FOX.

The modern day re-telling of the legend of Sleepy Hollow, starring Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane and Nicole Beharie as Detective Abbie Mills, wowed audiences with a strong series premiere totalling 10.1 million and scoring a 3.5 rating in the demo.

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The premiere was the Network’s best Fall debut in seven years.

Sleepy Hollow is this Fall’s first pickup of the season.

At present, the second season will comprise 13 new episodes.

“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,” Fox chairman Kevin Reilly said earlier today of the pickup.

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Full Press Release Now Follows:

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 andwww.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,” airingMonday, 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.