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‘The Following’ Renewed for Second Season

The FollowingThe Following has been renewed for a second season. The serial killer drama - which stars Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy - has been picked up by Fox thanks to its high ratings for season one.

"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. 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," Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly in a statement.

Fox has also renewed comedies New Girl, The Mindy Project and Raising Hope, with Mr. Reilly adding, "These shows are creatively vibrant, they have established a loyal and passionate audience and they will continue to define and grow the Fox comedy brand next season and beyond."


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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (1/12)

Castle

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

RENEWALS

  • Castle (ABC) - Season 4
  • Cougar Town (ABC) - Season 3
  • Downsized (WE) - Season 2
  • Grey's Anatomy (ABC) - Season 8
  • Hardcore Pawn (truTV) - Season 3
  • Jerseylicious (Style) - Season 3
  • Judge Karen's Court (Syndicated) - Season 2
  • Mad Men (AMC) - Season 5
  • Man vs. Wild (Discovery) - Season 6

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2010-11 Midseason Television Programming Schedule


A new year means a new TV schedule.

This week, we’ll see a number of familiar faces returning to primetime. On Monday, Brad Womack will play The Bachelor for a second time on ABC. The following day, Paula Abdul will come back to reality television with while Jane Badler will once again be featured in a series titled V.

As you will see from the schedule, Hellcats won’t be the only show airing on a new day. The Defenders will move to Fridays as will . Meanwhile, NBC has shuffled its Thursday night comedy lineup around.

We hope our detailed guide -- with information from the five major networks -- can assist you in the weeks to come. We’ve included the days, times and return/premiere dates for the midseason programs.

(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of January 27. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (10/7)

Huge

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

EXTENSIONS
  • Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) - 10-12 more episodes ordered
  • Raising Hope (ABC Family) - Full season order

 

CANCELLATIONS
  • Huge (ABC Family)
  • The Daily 10 (E!)

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Tuesday Ratings: Demo Duel Between CBS, FOX

CBS and FOX fought a tough battle last night. Although the Eye network was a clear winner with the viewers, the Glee channel took a narrow victory – 3.3/9 vs. 3.2/9 – in the demos.

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  • (19.4 million, 3.7/11 in 18-49) was the most-watched show of the night.
  • (10.9 million, 4.5/13) had Wednesday’s best demos.
  • saw 1.6 million tune out.
  • (6.8 million, 2.5/7) trimmed off 300,000.
  • (2 million, 1.0/3) raised 200,000.

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Tuesday Ratings: No Ordinary Night for ABC, FOX

Countless spoilers related to yesterday’s Glee didn’t keep viewers from watching the entire episode. In fact, Britney Spears fans turned out in record numbers. Meanwhile, ABC’s premiere of No Ordinary Family did quite well in Week 1 despite facing direct competition from the musical event.

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  • (18.7 million, 4.0/11 in 18-49) was down 700,000 from Week 1.
  • (13.3 million 5.8/16 in 18-49) had its best demos to date.
  • Approximately 10.5 million (3.1/9) checked out the debut of .
  • (7.1 million, 2.7/7) did about the same.
  • (1.8 million, 0.9/3) remained even.

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Tuesday Ratings: CBS and FOX Split Evening

Several shows saw success on Day 2 of the fall television schedule. Glee earned big numbers despite the lack of a lead-in; NCIS remained strong despite being in its eighth season; and DWTS drew a lot of interest for a simple results show. In the end, CBS was a winner with the viewers while FOX was on top with the demos.

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This Week on TV (9/20-9/26)


(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)

 

MONDAY (9/20)

Season premieres: Castle, Chase, Chuck, Dancing with the Stars, The Event, Hawaii Five-0, House, How I Met Your Mother, Lone Star, Mike & Molly, Rachael Ray, Rules of Engagement, Two and a Half Men

  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8 p.m.):  “In the sixth season opener, Ted runs into Cindy (Rachel Bilson), whom he dated briefly—and who is also the roommate of his future wife.” He heard from a little bird (a.k.a. Twitter) that she wasn’t with Hayden Christensen anymore.
  • Chuck (NBC, 8 p.m.):  “Season 4 opens with Chuck engaging in a sweeping quest to find his mother (Linda Hamilton), all while keeping the rogue mission a secret from his sister.” The only clue he has to work with is the fading Polaroid picture John Conner gave him.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9 p.m.):  “In the eighth-season opener, Charlie this it’s time to cut back on his drinking.” His judge He also thinks it would be smart to film a PSA.

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