Maybe The Cast Of 'Firefly' Should Have Gone Shirtless Too. Fox Renews 'Sleepy Hollow' Crazy Early.
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Maybe The Cast Of 'Firefly' Should Have Gone Shirtless Too. Fox Renews 'Sleepy Hollow' Crazy Early.

By Joanna Robinson | Trade News | October 4, 2013 | Comments ()

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You’re right, they DID go shirtless. Oh, Firefly, you tried.


Anyway, Fox, notorious canceler of good shows, has already renewed the surprise hit Sleepy Hollow for a second season. The even better news? Both seasons will only be 13 episodes long. THANK YOU. Any acolyte of British TV will tell you that a shortened season is invariably stronger. Deadline reports:

Sleepy Hollow is part of Fox’s strategy for shorter, largely uninterrupted, cable-style runs. It was designed to air its 13-episode first season in the fall before another drama series ordered under the same template, The Following, returns in the Monday 9 PM hour — likely in January. Given the success of Sleepy Hollow, it probably was tempting to try and extend its freshman season to the standard 22 episodes, but Fox brass stuck with their original plan.

So what about you? Are you watching Sleepy Hollow? I admit to being sort of charmed by the pilot and if I’m going to give Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. room to be inoffensively fun, I think I have to give Ichabod and Abby the same opportunity. Speaking of which, it’s those two, Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie, who deserve loads of credit. They’re fantastic together and not just a pair of pretty faces. Though the pretty faces don’t hurt.


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