Television & Film

SLEEPY HOLLOW Renewed for Season 3

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Sleepyheads can breathe easier now. Fox has renewed Sleepy Hollow for a third season.

On Wednesday, Fox Entertainment President David Madden made the announcement, adding that television producer Clifton Campbell has signed on as executive producer and showrunner.

Sleepy Hollow is truly inventive television. The talented producers – led by Alex, Bob, Len and Heather – along with the brilliant cast, anchored by Nicole and Tom, have created a fantastic world that brings ‘history’ to life with compelling and vibrant storytelling,” said Madden. “I had the pleasure of working with Clifton on both The Glades and White Collar. He is an excellent producer, and we can’t wait to see what this team has in store for Season Three.”

Following the “victory” at the conclusion of season two, the 18-episode third season will explore the new dynamic between Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie). At the TCA press event in January, Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden said, “We want to get back to something that feels a little bit more episodic in nature, it has become overly serialized. We are trying to return the fun to it a little bit.”

Campbell joins the show following the departure of Mark Goffman, and it was this search for a new showrunner that had delayed the announcement of a third season pickup. Without a new showrunner, the series was in jeopardy of being cancelled.

Ratings for the second season had taken a hit, with viewership averaging 7.1 million compared to season one’s 11.1 million.

In the meantime, fans can catch up on past episodes with the SciFi4Chicks podcast, which you can find here.

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Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

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