October 3, 2013

THE SKED: “Sleepy Hollow” Keeps Its Head For Another Season


The first back order of the 2013-14 TV season… is a renewal.

SLEEPY HOLLOW was only intended to run half a season this year, splitting the Monday 9PM timeslot with the return of The Following, and since it’s been a big success, with three consecutive ratings at a 3 or higher in 18-49s and very healthy DVR results, rather than shoehorn a spring run for the show into the schedule, FOX has jumped ahead and renewed the show for 2014-15.  The network has plenty of time to decide whether to retain the short-season structure next year, or to move the show elsewhere on the schedule; meanwhile, this will give Sleepy producers a chance to start planning their storylines and writing staff far in advance.

With the door open for pick-ups, expect NBC to announce a back-order for The Blacklist quickly, and possibly one for Agents of SHIELD at ABC.

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."