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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 Having since withdrawn from the public eye, Hardy was responsible for Carroll’s capture in 2003.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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{ 139 comments… read them below or add one }

White November 21, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Bring it back… was great!


Cheryl November 19, 2013 at 6:31 pm

When will The Following be back on the air? My husband and I really liked the show.


jim brown October 30, 2013 at 8:57 am

Oh, by the way. I realize there are morons out in the world who are easily influenced by a single individual, but, come on. Anyone with an average IQ would not let someone convince them that killing is a good thing. If they show comes back it will be a travesty. The junk that is on TV now is bad enough.


jim brown October 30, 2013 at 8:54 am

This show had a good premise-Based somewhat loosely on the Manson family-It went way to far though-Where in the hell did the woman come from that stabbed Bacon and his girl in the final episode? It was ludicrous. Where in hell were the helicopters that the FBI have when they were converging on the farm house to rescue Joey? Ridiculous series.


becky October 26, 2013 at 11:00 am

I love this show and Kevin Bacon.Im so glad it was renewed………


Tracey September 25, 2013 at 12:22 am

Best and most suspenseful series I’ve ever watched. Please bring it back!


Tracey September 25, 2013 at 12:19 am

The best and most suspenseful series I’ve seen in a long time. Hoping for another season’


Sparky Lu September 24, 2013 at 10:33 am

This is our favorite show on Friday nights. You can’t leave us hanging with Brenda in a grave! Please bring The Following Back!


Sparky Lu September 24, 2013 at 10:30 am

My daughter and I watch this show every Friday night. It’s our favorite. You can’t leave us hanging with Brenda in a grave! You have to bring the show back!


jeff September 22, 2013 at 9:49 am

please keep the Following it rocks .Its dark and current !


Micky Fichera September 17, 2013 at 1:08 am

I love this series, my husband and i are waiting for the second season, hurry up already


Maureen Burt September 16, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Please don’t cancel it is really good!!!


Anonymous September 15, 2013 at 8:28 pm

PLEASE Bring it back good show & great case. It keeps you on toes. Looking forward to the 2nd season.


brenda albright September 12, 2013 at 10:48 pm

it is the best show on t v. my heart broke when i didn’t see it in the line up. please brung bake. brenda albright


Liz September 11, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Looking forward to the season premiere!


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