If you’re enjoying all the twists and turns on The Following, you’ll appreciate this bit of news. FOX renewed the freshman hit for a second season. The show started off strong and has held it’s audience week after week. When adding DVR playback, the serial killer thriller is averaging 11.7 million viewers and a 4.0 rating in the coveted demographic. Once again, The Following will air only 15 episodes instead of the usual 22-episode order most shows receive on the big networks. Shorter seasons are all the rage these days. Just look at the success of The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy over on basic cable.
I have to admit, I was worried the show wouldn’t be able to sustain the action and quality found in the pilot. Every Monday night, they have proven me wrong and continue to surprise me with new plot twists. Coincidentally enough, this past weekend a few friends of mine were discussing how much we love the show, specifically the “gay couple.” We all felt a little guilty for rooting for Nico Tortorella and Adan Canto’s characters. What sane person roots for serial killers? Apparently, if they’re cute… we do ;) Find out what other shows FOX gave renewal notices to below.
No surprise FOX picked up New Girl for a third season. The Zooey Deschanel comedy is one of the only comedies to thrive on Tuesday nights on all major networks. New Girl has averaged 6.4 million viewers and 3.5 rating this season. A bit surprising (though appreciated in Mindy’s case), both Raising Hope and The Mindy Project also received another season. Raising Hope only attracts about 4.5 million while the Mindy Kaling show scores even less with 4.0 million. The former extends its run to a fourth season, while the latter gets a sophomore run.
If you’re wondering why Glee hasn’t been renewed yet, it’s due to ongoing negotiations between the network and the studio. Once those talks are completed, I’m sure a fifth season of the FOX musical will hit the air this Fall. Are you glad about any of these renewals? Sound off below.