The Following, in particular, has done well for Fox and is, according to the network, the No. 2 broadcast drama and the No. 3 drama overall this season with Live+7 ratings.
“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 Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “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.”
In addition, the network has opted to renew its entire Tuesday night comedy block, saying “We love working with these talented producers and casts who, week after week, create some of the funniest work on television.Â 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.”