Fox Renews Four: The Following, New Girl, The Mindy Project, and Raising Hope

Adorable, quirky women with dating problems and adorable women with their eyes scooped out in grisly murders, good news! Aside from your relationship suicides and bloody murders, you're going to be just fine next year. Fox has announced early pickups for four of its series, asking for new seasons of comedies New Girl, The Mindy Project, and Raising Hope, and new drama The Following.

The renewals for New Girl and The Following aren't much of a surprise, as both shows have been solid for Fox. Though its numbers are down from last season, New Girl (which is currently in Season 2) does well with the ladies, ranking as the number-one comedy for women aged 18-34 (lucky for Schmidt). The Following has emerged as a rare midseason success this season, ranking as the number-two network drama once DVR numbers are factored in. Its second season will almost certainly be for 15 episodes, as star Kevin Bacon has stipulated a limit in his contract to make sure he has time for other projects.

More servings of Raising Hope and The Mindy Project were not as certain, but Fox appears to be happy enough with its Tuesday comedy block (or maybe not happy with what it has in development?). Raising Hope will enter its fourth season, while Mindy will be back for Season 2. This will keep Fox's Tuesdays largely intact; the network can choose just one more comedy from the eight comedy pilots it has in development, plus a few more as midseason insurance. Based on talent alone, I'd think Andy Samberg's cop comedy has the best shot at making it to series, but tonally, the Gavin & Stacey remake Friends and Family starring Jason Ritter and Alexis Bliedel would fit well alongside Mindy and Zooey.

Fox canceled Ben and Kate earlier this year, and still has decisions to make about Touch, the upcoming midseason comedy The Goodwin Games, and Glee. The first two are almost certainly goners, and a Glee renewal is just a formality as long as it still sells songs on iTunes.


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Love The Following, it is so suspensful and keeps you on the edg eof your seat. I am looking forward to another Season! You guys rock!
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So happy for Raising Hope! It's probably the most underrated network sitcom right now, and so I was worried that it would get canceled just because everyone forgets about it. But last week's amazing episodes just proves that it needs another season.
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It is a gem of a show. I just wonder what Garcia leaving means for it's creative future.
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happy about the following but upset about ben and kate .. wish fox give it a second chance , fair ending or keep it as a summer show alongside The Goodwin Games which will air May 20th
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The Following & Touch are good, interesting shows.
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I have to admit.. Raising Hope's second season was not very good and i almost gave it up.. but this season!! oh my god.. brilliant. the episode where all the cast from my name is earl is reunited is one of my favorites!! i think the way for raising hope is to keep making special episodes where the make fun about other shows and movies.. they're very good at it
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I have to disagree about season 2. Ever since Jimmy's Fake Girlfriend (an episode that should be defined as a perfect episode), Raising Hope has hit it out of the park. Yes, season 3 has been amazing. Arbor Daze and Making the Band were two of the best episodes I've ever. seen from a sitcom in a very long time. Glad you decided to keep watching.
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horrible horrible horrible...only Raising Hope is decent.
FOX is such a bad network these days...(Ben & Kate was their only decent show)
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Yay, so happy Mindy Project was renewed! And New Girl. They both took a few episodes for me to fully appreciate, but now I'm really enjoying both. Also, side note, recently read Mindy Kaling's book for book group and it was great!
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I'm so happy Mindy will be back. I like that show more than New Girl.

I'm getting tired of Raising Hope so I watch it when I'm bored.

Maybe I'll watch The Following since it was renewed. I know it's 'entertainingly bad' but I'm slightly curious about the show.
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frack yes for the Following awesome , great decision to renew, now make another good decision axe IDOL
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Ditto
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I gave up Raising Hope a long time ago. The first season was OK, but it was pretty bad when I stopped watching. I have only seen a few episodes of New Girl. Not my cup of tea. The following is somewhat entertaining, but only by being laughably dumb. That actually makes it watchable, but I wonder for how much longer. I don't think I will watch a second season. Not sure if I will finish the first.
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If Raising Hope is renewed for its next season, then that season should be their last!

I know New Girl is renewed, but this time, add one more female character, who is like Cece and Jess, in that show to make it balanced.

The Mindy Project is renewed, which is great! But I don't understand why they brought back that old cranky Beverly to replace both Gwen and Shauna? The Mindy Project is supposed to be all young adults, not including that old cranky woman!

Finally, Glee should be renewed for the fifth and final season with the last 22 episodes. They need to make 100 episodes to be released in syndication! I know at the end of Season 4, Tina, Brittany, Artie and Blaine are graduating, Sugar and Joe are transferring, and they are going to be replaced by the new minor additional replacements!
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Curses! I was hoping The Following only had 15 episodes because they were going to tell a story with a definite ending. If I stick it out until the end of this season, I'm not sure I'm up for another.
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i dont watch any of those
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Man I miss watching Raising Hope. That show is the best. When the season is over, I am getting caught up. Love Burt and Virginia!
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I'm really enjoying The Following, so I'm glad it was renewed!!! :)
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Ditto
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me too :)
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I'm so happy The following is coming back!! :-)
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So Fox renewed almost everything even The Following? I don't know the ratings but the show is so cray and not in a good way.
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"Touch" was a big let-down after "24". It can disappear anytime.
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We like Touchalso The following
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Two completely different shows, no wonder you were disappointed.
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Fox always had the crappiest taste in TV shows.
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Fans of DEA, The X-Files, 24, Tribeca, and House, among others, probably disagree.
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What a coincidence. After tonights episode of The Following, I decided I shouldn't watch that garbage any more!
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Mindy Project really ????
Why ????
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Because it's funny.
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And what about Ben & Kate ???
at least the Kate was hot ...
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Not funny. She was hot?? I'm not into girls, but she's average imo.
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I like that Fox has hope for The Mindy Project. It's just my kind of comedy, alongside New Girl.
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So, Lauren Graham's (Gilmore Girls, mom) ex-fiance, Jason Ritter, on Parenthood is going to be in a new show in a relationship with Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls, daughter). My head is spinning.

I don't pay attention to ratings so I had no idea that there would've been a question about renewing Raising Hope. It would've been a blow to this household if it didn't come back.
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The Following is the only one I watch out of these and obviously very happy it was renewed, despite Tim's pathetic attempts to make it fail...
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How exactly did he do that?
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Lol lol, I've asked myself the same question
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Read his "review" of the pilot, filled with poorly researched and inaccurate nonsense, the guy doesn't even know what "trophies" are, nor does he know about the numerous examples throughout history of one charismatic person corrupting the minds of gullible followers and them going out to commit the most heinous of acts.
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glad that the mindy project and raising hope are renewed. don't care about new girl. will miss ben and kate and don't think the following deserves a renewal at all.
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I'm glad about New Girl, and The Mindy Project has shown a good bit of promise so I'm glad it'll be back too. I don't care either way about The Following because I'm not interested in the least.. as for Raising Hope, I don't dislike it but it's not as good as it used to be, pretty much just keep watching it out of habit since I've been watching this long.
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I had heard The Following was a success, but i did not think it would be renewed. I am gald that Raising Hope is renewed. And to those of you who watched New Girl & The Mindy Project, congratulation with the renewal.
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Doesn't matter. Fox will still finish behind CBS on Tuesdays
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Raising Hope! It combines my two of my favorites: Martha Plimpton and Greg Garcia. I can't believe it's last in the poll! I also love The Mindy Project and New Girl. Haven't seen The Following yet. It's so hard for me to commit to 45 minute dramas.
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The Following is pretty good, but I don't give a damn about the other renewals. You'll never get me to watch those crap shows again no matter how many seasons they stay on the air.
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The only Fox shows I'm currently watching are Bones, Glee and The Following (I hope it gets better - didn't vote in your poll because I don't like TF enough to be happy). I tried New Girl 1-2 times, but thought it was overdone. I might do a marathon on Touch season 2 in between seasons, but only if I'm bored.
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I'm glad RH got renewed. I admit to having a soft spot for good-natured "slob comedies." I felt the same way about Malcolm in the Middle. The other renewals on Tuesdays were pretty much no surprise to me, but RH always seems to be on the bubble.

Fortunately, I no longer have to care anything about The Following, as I finally made the move to give up on that exercise in absurdity.
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Thank goodness. Raising Hope is one of the best comedies on television.
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It used to be...
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YAYAY NEW GIRL. seriously, it's probably the funniest show on right now...or at least it's my exact sense of humour haha! Nick is the best.
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oh how i wish they wouldn't renew glee.... the only thing worse than that is the idea that ryan murphy might focus the show solely on rachel and kurt;s lives in new york...
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New girl has become such a train wreck. one of the best shows to a highly hit and miss. Happy Endings forever. love that show.
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I know this is off topic but if only NBC could renew Parks and Rec
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Of course Parks and Rec is going to be renewed! It's NBC's highest-rated comedy and there's no more Office or 30 Rock anymore. Parks and Rec is a shoe-in for renewal.
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Agreed, I'm getting nervous. What if the wedding episode was done just in case they don't get another season? Scary thought.
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I think the show should be back because nothing is coming back plus recently this network got bumped to 5th place. Another reason to be hopeful is that it's being syndicated on WGN this fall. Thirdly all indications from various TV sites say it is.
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Raising Hope is so good this season. They have shown such a happy-go-lucky attidue this season probably fueled by the uncertain renewal, but by doing so they really hit their stride. There was some crazy stuff going on in Natesville this year and i am glad i get to see more of it.
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Alexis Bledel. Don't mess with GG fans.
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I'm a huge GG fan and I know Bledel was far from the best thing about that show.
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Well, I'm a huge Lauren Graham fan, but I did love Bledel's work, and hope she does get a new TV show.
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I just read that "Drop Dead Diva" that was pulled away earlier I think a month back is now returning for 5th Season. Good news for Drop Dead Diva fans including myself.
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Love New Girl, Mindy Project could still get better, but I really do miss Ben & Kate.
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I guess "New Girl" is the first survivor of the Fluster-Cuck that was Tuesdays at 9:00. If "Go On" gets a second season in that time slot I'll be surprised but "Happy Endings" was already moved to a graveyard time because if a show does poorly, it's not the network's inability to schedule things intelligently, it OUR fault for not being glued to the television from 8 to 10.
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NEW GIRL! XD

It's jess!
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Bwah? How did Mindy Project and Raising Hope get renewed???

And why does Fox care about DVR ratings? Those are worthless, folks time-shift their TV so they don't have to watch ads!

I suspect Andy Samberg's cop sitcom won't make it just due to costs, he can demand a star-level pricetag.

Anyway, I voted "none" but really my answer is ANYTHING ON THE CURRENT SUNDAY NIGHT BECAUSE THAT'S ALL THE FOX I WATCH ANYMORE.
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I think you have to care about DVR ratings these days. I don't watch anything in the time period it airs.
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Do you watch the ads? Most folks using DVR don't. So it's like counting subway turnstile jumpers when counting paid riders.
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I watch ads about half the time... Comcast's ffwd is so frustrating that it often feels like a bigger struggle.
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still wish The Following hadn't killed off Maggie Grace in the first episode :(
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Same here I thought she would be a strong contender for either love interest or daughter figure for Ryan Hardy
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YA! I am so glad New Girl was renewed!!!
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You don't say.
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Fox needs to give the Goodwin Games. I'm happy about the renewals though.
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I'm glad that New Girl and the Following are renewed, the rest I am indifferent to. To be honest I am surprised at how well the Following is doing considering that up until last week its best episode was the Pilot.
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I only care about Raising Hope, but the show too often becomes inconsistent and veers off into being too odd, which can be hit or miss. The stupid credit of "Introducing" Cloris Leachman got old the moment they started it in the second season and is not remotely amusing anymore. They have now made her more "with it" than being out of her mind, which also seems to be hit or miss. They could probably balance that out better. I wish the twins playing Hope would start talking and reacting more. The little girl on Good Luck Charlie is far more engaging. Maybe next season Hope will be old enough to be so as well. Sabrina's character comes from a rich family and they seem to forget or dismiss that when it often seems they shouldn't. Otherwise, it's a fun, cute show. However, in a way, it's like the show is still trying to find itself or it doesn't care to adhere to established precedents all too much, which can be annoying. It's nice to see FOX supporting it, but I wouldn't have missed it if it had been canceled.
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they should bring the little chinese girl from Modern family to teach the twins. She's hilarious (even if she's 3-4 years old)
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She's a replacement for the first one that often looked confused and wanted to cry. Glad they changed her.
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