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FOX renews 'The Following' and three comedies

The Following

FOX has decided to get the renewal party going a little early this year, picking up a freshman drama, and the remaining members of its Tuesday night comedy block.

First up, the network has decided to stay in the Kevin Bacon business, ordering fifteen more episodes of drama/thriller "The Following". The series' content has proven somewhat controversial in the wake of recent tragedies, but the ratings have been pretty steady, and the critical reviews have been largely favorable. James Purefoy also stars as the serial killer who generates the "following" of the title, and the show's supporting cast includes Natalie Zea, Annie Parisse, Shawn Ashmore, Nico Tortella, Adan Canto, & the delectably evil Valorie Curry as the unhinged yet seductive Emma Hill.

New Girl

Next, FOX has decided to bring back comedies "New Girl", "Raising Hope", and "The Mindy Project". New Girl was seen as a virtual lock to be renewed, as the Zooey Deschanel fronted ensemble comedy has mostly maintained its positive ratings levels from season one. Raising Hope and Mindy's renewals are a bit more surprising though, as both shows have dipped below thresholds that would have gotten them canceled in previous years. Luckily for them (and their fans), it's a pretty down year for all of network TV. Raising Hope will be entering its fourth year in the fall, while New Girl begins its third, and Mindy only its sophomore season.

As a big fan of "The Following", I am very excited we're getting more of the show. Are you? Or are you more stoked about the returns of "New Girl", "Raising Hope", and "The Mindy Project"?


Details
Show:
- Raising Hope
- New Girl
- The Following
- The Mindy Project
Network:
- FOX

Written by: Michael Stevenson
Mar 4th, 2013, 8:42 am

Images courtesy of FOX

djteel

Message Posted On Apr 30th, 2013, 1:37 pm
i forgot to add my opinions about the other 3 shows.. is the network trying to appeal to 11 year olds?good grief!!
djteel

Message Posted On Apr 30th, 2013, 1:33 pm
i think it's funny that one poster thinks that the following is on;y a good idea with bad writers.when i watch the following i feel as though i'm watching a good movie as opposed to a good tv program.it's the best thing in entertainment to hit the tube in years.one of the last was probably stargate sg-1 among a few others like boston legal for example.i hope the following lasts for several more seasons/it would be a shame for it to to disappear,giving the crap we see otherwise in primetime./the following is an excellent show and kevin bacon has always been a great actor./i kind of assume however that since he's doing tv he won't be doing the big screen anymore.that's usually how it goes in hollywood.when the movie stars get their own series they quit doing movies/hopefully this will turn out to be a big winner for bacon./
ummagumma

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Since: 05/Apr/10
Message Posted On Mar 20th, 2013, 7:38 pm

well... raising hope os great news... the other two are aweful comedies, new girl is kinda funny but cant find any kind of flow at all, and the mindy project makes me want to slap the writer and scream EVERYONE IS OVER THE SLUMDOG MILLIONARE.... fox are idots though, mark my words mindi will be last to go and has the saddest ratings.... might as wrll have more kroll show... i take that back if any fox execudiots are reading KROLL IS AWEFULL NO ONE WANTS IT BUT CROLL and when comedy chanel kills it dont pick it up

Anonymous

Message Posted On Mar 9th, 2013, 1:45 pm
I usually love comedy shows, but all these are bordering to be more embarrassing than funny
mkilty

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Since: 05/Jan/09
Message Posted On Mar 5th, 2013, 10:14 am

The following is awesome... we are huge fans

 

Anonymous

Message Posted On Mar 4th, 2013, 6:47 pm
Ouch, surprised they renewed this. Every week it gets worse in how much it expects you to suspend your belief to the point your left think that the cops are nothing but idiots. Good idea but absolutely awful writing.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Mar 4th, 2013, 2:03 pm
Yippee for the Following, FOX has got it right. I am loving this show tho couldn't care about the other 3 crappy comedy's. This is a gripping watch
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