Friday, March 7, 2014

FOX Renews 'New Girl,' 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'The Mindy Project' & 'The Following'

On Friday afternoon, FOX made a quartet of early renewals for the 2014-15 season, by picking up new seasons of comedies New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine & The Mindy Project as well as drama The Following. It was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, and Joe Earley, Chief Operating Officer, Fox Broadcasting Company.

"These shows are some of the best and acclaimed series on television, with influential, culture-driving stars, and some of the best, most creative talent behind the camera," said Reilly and Earley. "All four are core assets within our 2014-15 portfolio of content, and we're really happy to bring them back to our FOX fans for another season."

Brooklyn Nine-NIne was picked up for a second season. The Mindy Project and The Following received third season orders; and New Girl was renewed for a fourth season.

The quartet join the already renewed Sleepy Hollow, Glee and Bones on the broadcast network's schedule for next season. The network also has new dramas Gotham and Hieroglyph, which were ordered for 13 episodes each without shooting pilots. Drama Backstrom has a 13-episode order based on the CBS pilot from last spring. New comedies include Mulaney and Cabot College - which both have 6-episode orders - and Last Man on Earth - slated for midseason. Lastly, the network has 10-episode event series Wayward Pines and Gracepoint.