Fox has become the first broadcast network to renew one of its fall shows for a second season.
The pickup, for Fox’s drama "Sleepy Hollow," is "a second-season renewal for at least 13 episodes," writes our friend Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.
The story continues, " ‘Sleepy Hollow’ is part of Fox’s strategy for shorter, largely uninterrupted, cable-style runs. It was designed to air its 13-episode first season in the fall before another drama series ordered under the same template, ‘The Following,’ returns in the Monday 9 PM hour — likely in January. Given the success of ‘Sleepy Hollow,’ it probably was tempting to try and extend its freshman season to the standard 22 episodes, but Fox brass stuck with their original plan."
The article adds that the show opened "with a 3.4 18-49 rating and, three weeks in, is still staying above the 3 ratings threshold in live viewing (3.0). The series, from K/O Paper Products and 20th Century Fox TV, also is a huge DVR draw, earning a 5.0/13 rating among adults 18-49 and 13.6 million viewers for the premiere in Live+3, making it Fox’s most successful fall drama premiere since the debut of ’24’ in November 2001."