Fox gives greenlight to Kevin Bacon for ‘The Following’ season 2, ‘New Girls’ season 3 and ‘Raising Hope’
Fox wasted now time with an early renewal of the drama The Following which stars Kevin Bacon.
The Following pickup is for a 15-episode second season, same as Season 1. It will likely return next midseason. The Following, from creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson and Warner Bros. TV, has emerged as a big DVR performer, rising to No. 2 broadcast drama and No. 3 drama overall this season in Live+7 ratings.
Tuesday comedies New Girl, Raising Hope and The Mindy Project were also picked up.
New Girl, from creator Liz Meriwether, Chernin Entertainment and 20th TV, is Fox’s highest-rated comedy. It has been renewed for a third season. Raising Hope, from creator Greg Garcia, has always delivered good numbers no matter when Fox slots the show.
Mindy Kaling’s freshman Mindy Project, from Universal TV and 3 Arts has been soft in the ratings but has done well with critics and is a favorite of Fox brass.