The Following: Season Two Renewal from FOX

following season twoTo no surprise, FOX has renewed The Following for a second season. The Kevin Bacon crime drama is currently the network’s highest-rated scripted series.

Here’s the press release from FOX:



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 Follow the series on Twitter @TheFollowingFOX and join the discussion at #thefollowing.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that The Following will be back next season?

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  1. Kimberly Campbell says

    Love the show! So glad we have Season 2 to look forward to! Sure it’s twisted but does keep you on the edge of your seat! Brilliant!

  2. Gloria says

    I really do not watch too much TV but I am a reader, I have read almost everything on serial killers and someone told me to watch it . What can I say I love it, its like reading a book I can’t put down.

  3. Tracey says

    So glad it was renewed. Can’t wait for season 2!looked forward to watching it every wk. I’d record it for my boyfriend and watch it again with him when he got off work. We both loved it!

  4. Jill says

    The Following is the best show on tv. It is extremely twisted but keeps you coming back for more after every episode. I am very excited it will be back for season 2. Will be interesting to see who the new characters will be.

  5. CK says

    Could be ok but the last episode of season one really stretched for believability. Enjoyed most of the season one episodes but I can see where this show could very early “jump the shark”. None of the “followers” have enough screen appeal to make me want to watch without a main villian like “Joe”.

  6. Nancy says

    This is the best show to come along in a LONG time. Monday nights will not be complete until the new season starts.

    • Darla Miller says

      The Following is a great cliff-hanger series.. I’m so excited & glad it has been picked up a 2nd season! GREAT SHOW!

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