'Sleepy Hollow' Gets 2-Hour Finale, Pushes Back 'The Following'
Though it would have been a more fitting announcement in a week’s time on Friday the 13th, today FOX made known that their eerie fantasy drama ‘Sleepy Hollow’ would be getting a lengthier finale come January.
As its inaugural season nears an end, the dramatic conclusion for Season 1 will air on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 8/7c, but instead of lasting one hour, it’s been doubled up to two. The last pair of episodes will air back to back that night.
‘Sleepy Hollow’ follows the trials of Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), a man resurrected to solve a bizarre mystery alongside Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) and Captain Frank Irving (Orlando Jones, who we spoke with earlier today). So far, it's done well enough for the network to earn a second season.
While the freshman series gets a slight extension, basking 60 more minutes in the FOX spotlight, it means another show gets bumped. In this case, that’s sophomore drama ‘The Following,’ which will see its second season premiere pushed back a week to Jan 27.
Well, sort of. Much in the same way that CBS absurdly refers to the play-in games of NCAA March Madness as "Round One," even though the rest of the world knows Round One starts when all the teams are playing, FOX is airing a new episode of ‘The Following’ on Jan. 19 that isn’t the premiere, and instead being dubbed a "preview."
That is to say, on Sunday, Jan. 19 immediately following (get it?) the NFL NFC Championship Game (which is probably ending around 9:30 p.m.), FOX will air a special episode of ‘The Following.’ In case you miss it then, however, it will rerun on Monday, Jan. 27 at 8/7c, and an hour later, the official Season 2 premiere will broadcast.
In summation, your FOX primetime lineup on Monday, Jan. 20 is two hours of season-ending ‘Sleepy Hollow,’ and a week later is two hours of season-opening ‘The Following.’ Here is a teaser to get you excited. Enjoy!