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[NEWS] Fox Renews “The Following,” “Mindy Project,” “Raising Hope” & “New Girl!”

by Jim on March 4, 2013 · 0 comments

the-following-tv-show-imageGood news for Fox’s new drama The Following and it’s Tuesday night comedy block – New Girl, Mindy Project and Raising Hope as the network handed down renewals for all four.

The Following press release:

FOX has ordered a second season of the year’s most thrilling new series THE FOLLOWING, it
was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

“From the very beginning, we felt Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega had created a high-
quality, edge-of-your-seat drama that could break from the pack, and it is exciting to see the
audience responding,” said Reilly. “Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy have given us two of the
most compelling characters on television and the entire cast is incredible. I’m delighted to have
this thrill ride continue on FOX for another season.”

After only six airings, THE FOLLOWING is already the No. 2 broadcast drama and the No. 3
drama overall this season with Live+7 ratings. Since it launched, the psychological thriller has
also quickly established itself as one of the most buzzed-about series in social media, ranking
as the No. 1 new broadcast drama in total social comments.

In tonight’s all-new episode (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), with the help
of attorney Olivia Warren (guest star Renee Elise Goldsberry), makes a case against Ryan
(Kevin Bacon) and the FBI to be transferred to a different facility, but Ryan suspects a larger
plan may be at play. Meanwhile, Emma (Valorie Curry) and Joey (Kyle Catlett) arrive at a
meeting point and come across another follower who has a secret of his own.

The full-throttle drama continues with nine all-new episodes airing Mondays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/
PT) on FOX.

THE FOLLOWING is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Outerbanks
Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television. The series is created, written and executive-
produced by Kevin Williamson. Marcos Siega (“Dexter,” “The Vampire Diaries”) also serves
as an executive producer and directed the pilot. “Like” THE FOLLOWING on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/TheFollowing. Follow the series on Twitter @TheFollowingFOX and join the
discussion at #thefollowing.

Tuesday Night Comedies Renewal press release:

FOX has picked up comedy series NEW GIRL, THE MINDY PROJECT and RAISING HOPE for
the 2013-14 season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox
Broadcasting Company. NEW GIRL was picked up for a third season, THE MINDY PROJECT
received a second season order and RAISING HOPE was renewed for a fourth season.

“We love working with these talented producers and casts who, week after week, create some
of the funniest work on television,” said Reilly. “These shows are creatively vibrant, they have
established a loyal and passionate audience and they will continue to define and grow the FOX
comedy brand next season and beyond.”

Season to date, NEW GIRL ranks No. 1 among comedies in its core Women 18-34
demographic and is a Top 10 comedy among Adults 18-49. THE MINDY PROJECT has
emerged as the No. 1 new comedy of the season among Women 18-34, while RAISING HOPE,
which has anchored FOX’s Tuesday nights this season, is a Top 20 sitcom among Adults 18-34
and Teens.

In “Guys Night,” the next all-new episode of NEW GIRL, airing Tuesday, March 12 (9:00-9:30
PM ET/PT), Jess (Zooey Deschanel) comes to a conclusion about her romantic feelings for
Nick (Jake Johnson), and she struggles to tell him – until she’s hopped up on pain medication.
But after admitting her feelings, she finds out he may have been keeping something from her.
Meanwhile, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) becomes obsessed with buying a fish, which Winston
(Lamorne Morris) sees as a metaphor for Schmidt’s unresolved feelings toward Cece (Hannah
Simone), and Nick plans a bar promotion to impress the bar owner (guest star Odette Annable).

In the all-new “Mindy’s Birthday” episode of THE MINDY PROJECT airing Tuesday, March
12 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), Morgan (Ike Barinholtz) throws Mindy (Mindy Kaling) a surprise
birthday party, but when her two worlds collide – personal and professional— it’s nothing to
celebrate. Meanwhile, Jeremy (Ed Weeks) and Danny (Chris Messina) fight over the same girl
(guest star Kelen Coleman, “Newsroom”).

The hour-long season finale of back-to-back RAISING HOPE episodes, “Burt-Mitzvah/Mom’s
Day”, airs on a special night and time, Thursday, March 28 (9:00-9:30/9:30-10:00 PM ET/
PT) after AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). In “Burt-Mitzvah,” Burt’s
(Garret Dillahunt) parents (guest stars Shirley Jones and Lee Majors) come to town with the
surprising news that their son actually is Jewish. So Burt takes a musical crash course in his
newfound heritage, to prepare for the Bar Mitzvah he never had. Then, in “Mom’s Day,” it’s a
Mother’s Day to remember as Burt and Barney (Gregg Binkley) take a road trip to Maw Maw’s
(Cloris Leachman) childhood home and discover that her mother may still be alive. Needless to
say, multiple generations of crazy gather under one roof.

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