Fox has announced the renewals of four shows for the 2013-2014 season, with one drama and three comedies receiving the great news today.
First, Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly sang the praises of The Following in announcing a second season for the Kevin Bacon thriller:
“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. 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.”
Next, Reilly also picked up a trio of sitcoms - New Girl, The Mindy Project and Raising Hope - saying of these three hits:
“We love working with these talented producers and casts who, week after week, create some of the funniest work on television. 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."
All four series will air new episodes this week.