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The Following

The Following TV show on FOXNetwork: FOX
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: January 21, 2013 – TBD
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore, Annie Parisse, Adan Canto, Kyle Catlett, Natalie Zea, Nico Tortorella, and Valorie Curry.

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TV show description:
This psychological thriller begins when a notorious serial killer, Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), escapes from death row. The FBI calls in former agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) to consult on the case. Having since withdrawn from the public eye, Hardy was responsible for Carroll’s capture in 2003. Carroll had murdered 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature.

Hardy is a walking textbook of all-things Carroll and knows him better than anyone else. He may be Carroll’s only psychological and intellectual match. But the Ryan Hardy who broke the Carroll case years ago isn’t the same man today. Wounded both physically and mentally by his previous pursuit of this serial killer, it’s been a long time since Hardy has been in the field. Could this be his redemption?

In contrast to the original investigation of years ago, Hardy isn’t calling the shots anymore. He works closely with an FBI team, which includes young, razor-sharp Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore) and FBI Specialist Debra Parker (Annie Parisse), who’s brought in to lead the investigation into Carroll and his followers — serial killers that secretly live among us.

Although Weston seems to idolize Hardy, most of the team considers him to be more of a liability than an asset. But Hardy proves his worth when he uncovers that Carroll was covertly communicating with a network of followers in the outside world. It quickly becomes obvious that he has more planned than just a prison escape.

The FBI’s investigation leads Hardy back to Claire Matthews (Natalie Zea), Carroll’s ex-wife and the mother of their young son, Joey (Kyle Catlett). Close during Hardy’s initial investigation, Hardy turns to Claire for insight into Carroll’s next move.

The tension rises when Carroll’s accomplices kidnap his intended last victim (Maggie Grace) a decade earlier. Hardy becomes ever more determined to end Carroll’s game when he realizes that the psychopath intends to finish what he started.

The drama follows Hardy and the FBI as they are challenged with the ever-growing web of murder around them. It’s all orchestrated by Carroll who dreams of writing a novel with Hardy as his protagonist. Since anyone anywhere could be one of Carroll’s serial killer followers, Hardy and the FBI have a hard time knowing who they can trust.

Series Finale

Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD

What do you think? Do you like The Following TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?


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Michelle May 26, 2014 at 6:08 pm

I think it should be renewed, it’s an excellent show.


fan May 15, 2014 at 12:17 pm

I have only watched the show following twice. But think the show should end. Because of the voilents in the show. My question is what is Hollywood teacheing our youth. Wish Kevin could have gotten a family show on tv the whole family could watch. Kevin is a good actor but was surprise the kind of tv show he desided to do.


Tom Lewis May 5, 2014 at 10:23 am

It’s a gruesome show that shows what we are today which is sad, but I do like the mystery of who is with Joe and who is not. I was really upset when Emma died as she was such a big part of the show. Keep it on. It keeps ones mind working to figure out who is who.


GREG B April 21, 2014 at 10:03 pm



Anonymous April 7, 2014 at 10:21 pm

The following should return; great show.


Nancy McPherson March 18, 2014 at 11:03 am

I love the show but I do feel it is time to end it this season. I LOVE Kevin Bacon from “Tremors” and so much more and he and Joe have made the show, lest we leave out Emma. She is great as her character. I just think you can carry out the inevitable (Ryan vs Joe TKO) too far. I thought it was just like a mini series. It is time to end it.


Norris February 25, 2014 at 6:13 pm

I love Kevin Bacon,I wanted to like the show,but it is bad I hope they cancel it and Brenda Lee comes back to the Closer


jeannie January 12, 2014 at 11:49 am

I love the following, it keeps you on the edge of your seat.


Sheila Carroll May 1, 2014 at 5:14 pm

I think The Following should be RENEWED


Denise Rodriguez November 23, 2013 at 11:26 pm

I love the following when you watch it you cant wait to see what happens the next week..Please bring it back it awesome to watch.


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