Comic-Con: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman, and Showrunner Mark Goffman Talk SLEEPY HOLLOW Season 2

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The unusual premise of the hit Fox series Sleepy Hollow combines supernatural elements with a police drama format.  Marketed as a modern-day retelling of the short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving, the show takes the same liberties with history as Once Upon a Time does with fairy tales, as facts and myths are tweaked slightly to fit within the show’s universe.

Season 2 begins on September 22nd, and has been bumped up in size from 13 to 18 episodes, so that fans can get even more monsters.  Before greeting their fans at the panel, co-stars Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie, along with showrunner Mark Goffman and executive producer Alex Kurtzman, spoke with press about what to expect in the upcoming season.  Hit the jump for highlights from those interviews.

PaleyFest 2014: Mison, Beharie, Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman, and Goffman Talk SLEEPY HOLLOW

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For more than 30 years, PaleyFest has held panel sessions and screenings that connect the worldwide community of television fans with the casts and creators of their favorite TV shows. One of the evenings was to celebrate the huge success of the first season of the Fox television series Sleepy Hollow.  The modern-day twist on the Washington Irving’s classic tale of Ichabod Crane seems like a completely insane story idea, but has instead proven to be a fun ride that is very entertaining to watch on a weekly basis.  Collider was there to attend the panel, and we’ve compiled some of the highlights.

During the evening, executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman and Mark Goffman, as well as actors Tom Mison (“Ichabod Crane”) and Nicole Beharie (“Lt. Abbie Mills”), talked about what’s up for the gang in Season 2, what type of new characters will show up, how Ichabod and Katrina will be dealing with their very complicated family drama, when the actors found out about what would happen in the season finale, how surprised they are that viewers want to see Ichabod and Abbie together, how monumental the fan response has been, whether Ichabod will ever change his clothes, and how there will be backstories for more of the characters.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Clancy Brown Talks HOMEFRONT, Joining the Film, Collaborating with Director Gary Fleder, and Playing a Straight-Up Guy, Plus WARCRAFT and SLEEPY HOLLOW

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From director Gary Fleder and written by Sylvester Stallone, the action thriller Homefront (now available on Blu-ray/DVD) tells the story of widowed ex-DEA agent Phil Broker (Jason Statham), who retires to a quiet Southern town with this 10-year-old daughter, only to find it filled with drugs and violence.  When psychotic local drug lord Gator Bodine (James Franco) ends up fixated on Broker, the man who was looking to live a quiet, idyllic life must do whatever it takes to protect his family.

During this recently exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Clancy Brown (who plays local town sheriff Keith Rodrigue in the film) talked about how he came to be a part of Homefront, why the script appealed to him, what makes director Gary Fleder a good collaborator, that he enjoyed playing a straight-up guy, and how a good script will usually get him to take on a role.  He also talked about why the video game turned movie Warcraft appealed to him, wanting to work with director Duncan Jones, and how he ended up being a part of the hit Fox TV series Sleepy Hollow.  Check out what he had to say after the jump. 

Fox Grants Early Renewals to BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, THE MINDY PROJECT, NEW GIRL, and THE FOLLOWING

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Fox is off to an early start in the renewal game. Here’s a quick look at the comedies that will be returning for another year:

  • Freshman comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring Andy Samberg, Joe Lo Truglio, Stephanie Beatriz, Chelsea Peretti, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews and Andre Braugher, will return for a second season.
  • The Mindy Project, starring Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz, Zoe Jarman, and Beth Grant, has been renewed for a third season.
  • New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris, and Hannah Simone, will return for a fourth season.
  • As part of its two-year pickup, Glee will enjoy its final season run next year, with Lea Michele and Jane Lynch starring.

Hit the jump for some drama renewal news.

Monday TV Ratings: THE BLACKLIST Hits Season Low, INTELLIGENCE Plummets, and SLEEPY HOLLOW Returns Steady

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Briefly:

  • Without The Voice as its lead-in, The Blacklist returned to a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.11 million viewers, which is its lowest rating and smallest audience ever and down seven tenths from its last episode’s 3.2 rating.
  • The new drama series Intelligence dropped massively from its series premiere 2.4 rating to a paltry 1.1 rating and 6.11 million viewers (read Allison’s recap here).  Elsewhere on CBS, an excruciatingly unfunny How I Met Your Mother hit a 3.0 rating and 8.57 million viewers for a rise of three tenths, 2 Broke Girls rose four tenths to a 2.7 rating and 8.93 million viewers, Mike & Molly hit a 2.4 rating and 9.74 million viewers for a two tenths rise, and Mom was up two tenths to a 2.1 rating and 8.46 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, Almost Human garnered a 2.0 rating and 6.77 million viewers for a rise of two tenths and Sleepy Hollow returned to a 2.2 rating and 6.39 million viewers, matching its last episode’s performance.
  • ABC’s Castle hit a 1.9 rating and 8.95million viewers, up two tenths from last week’s season low, while The CW’s Hart of Dixie ticked up a tenth to a 0.5 rating and 1.3 million viewers and Beauty and the Beast was even with a 0.3 rating and 800,000 viewers.

Fox Executive Kevin Reilly Talks Batman Origin Story GOTHAM, BROADCHURCH Remake GRACEPOINT, WAYWARD PINES, SLEEPY HOLLOW Season 2 & More

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As part of the TCA Press Tour presentation for Fox, Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly took some time to talk about the network’s current and upcoming line-up. During the interview, he talked about where things are at with the event series Wayward Pines and Gracepoint (the American version of Broadchurch), how Gotham will very much be the Batman origin story with many of the well known characters, and that the series will lead up to Bruce Wayne finally putting on the Batman cape in the final episode, the 13-episode second season of Sleepy Hollow, and the likelihood that Bones will return for another season, with Stephen Nathan as showrunner, since Hart Hanson will be moving on with Backstrom.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

2014 PaleyFest Lineup Includes LOST 10th Anniversary Reunion, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Farewell, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, VEEP, and More

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The Paley Center has announced the initial lineup for the 31st Annual Paley Television Festival, which honors the best in television with enlightening and entertaining panels for various TV shows.  The headliner this year seems to be a 10th anniversary reunion panel for Lost, which is sure to be a fascinating watch.  Also part of the lineup is a farewell panel for How I Met Your Mother, a reunion for the cast of Veronica Mars, and panels for current series Orange Is the New Black, Mad Men, Parks and Recreation, Veep, Masters of Sex, Community, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Hit the jump to check out the full lineup for PaleyFest 2014, which will be held in Los Angeles March 13-28th.  For ticketing information, click here.

Katia Winter Talks BANSHEE CHAPTER, What Attracted Her to the Story, Working with Ted Levine, SLEEPY HOLLOW, and More

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From writer/director Blair Erickson, the indie horror thriller Banshee Chapter follows journalist Anne Roland (Sleepy Hollow’s Katia Winter), on the trail of her missing friend (True Blood’s Michael McMillian), who disappears after experimenting with mind-altering drugs.  Aided by a rogue counter-culture writer (Ted Levine), Anne finds herself drawn into the dangerous world of top-secret government chemical research and the mystery of a disturbing radio signal of unknown origin.  The film is based on real documents, actual test subject testimony and uncovered covert programs run by the CIA.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Katia Winter talked about how she came to this project at the very last minute, what attracted her to this story and character, the experience of working with actor Ted Levine, how much she enjoyed playing an investigative reporter, and how getting to do a proper stunt for the film made her feel like an action hero.  She also talked about what it’s been like to be a part of the cast of the hit Fox series Sleepy Hollow, where she plays Ichabod Crane’s wife Katrina, a witch trapped in a mysterious netherworld, and how much she’s been learning about her character’s journey with each script.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Monday TV Ratings: ALMOST HUMAN Rises; SLEEPY HOLLOW Drops to Series Low

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The promising new Fox sci-fi series Almost Human notched up to a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo, marking a 6% rise from last week’s rating.  Read Allison’s recap here.
  • Elsewhere on Fox, Sleepy Hollow dipped 5% from its last original episode to a series low 2.1 rating and 6.52 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, Mike & Molly dropped 17% from last week’s 2.4 rating to a 2.0 rating and 7.64 million viewers, and Hostages was even with last week’s 1.1 rating and scored 4.66 million viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: THE BLACKLIST Steady; ALMOST HUMAN and SLEEPY HOLLOW Slip

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • A swell episode of NBC’s The Blacklist written and directed by Joe Carnahan notched a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 10.83 million viewers, which is even with its most recent episode.
  • Fox’s Almost Human, which is undoubtedly one of the most entertaining new shows of the season, hit a 1.9 rating and 6.56 million viewers, unfortunately slipping 17% from last week’s 2.3 rating.  Read Dave’s recap of the episode here.
  • Also down on Fox was Sleepy Hollow, which earned a series low 2.2 rating and 5.82 million viewers.  That’s down 12% from last week’s 2.5 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, November 25th, including How I Met Your Mother, Castle, Hostages, and more.

Monday TV Ratings: ALMOST HUMAN Slides in Timeslot Debut, SLEEPY HOLLOW Dips, and HOSTAGES Earns Series Low

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Fox’s new drama series Almost Human made its timeslot debut sans Sunday Night Football lead-in and slipped to a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 6.63 million viewers, which is a significant drop from Sunday’s 3.1 rating.  Creatively the show has gotten off to a strong start, so hopefully the audience holds next week.  Read Allison’s recap of last night’s episode here.
  • Also on Fox, Sleepy Hollow dropped one tenth to a 2.5 rating and 7.07 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, How I Met Your Mother was even with last week’s 3.1 rating and scored 8.08 million viewers, Mike & Molly matched last week’s series low 2.3 rating and hit 7.95 million viewers, Mom was even with last week’s series low 1.9 rating and garnered6.73 million viewers, and Hostages earned a new series low with a 1.0 rating and 4.48 million viewers.
  • The CW’s Hart of Dixie match last week’s 0.4 rating and notched 1.04 million viewers, while Beauty and the Beast was flat with last week’s 0.3 rating and scored 700,000 viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Dips, CASTLE Down, and THE BLACKLIST Rises

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • A flashback-heavy episode of How I Met Your Mother notched a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.08 million viewers, dropping 9% from last week’s 3.4 rating.
  • ABC’s Castle matched its season low with a 1.9 rating and 10.09 million viewers, which is down 14% from last week’s 2.2 rating.
  • NBC’s successful new drama series The Blacklist rose 3% from last week’s 2.9 rating to a 3.0 rating and 10.73 million viewers, making it the most watched scripted program of the night.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, November 11th, including Sleepy Hollow, Bones, Hostages, 2 Broke Girls, and more.

John Noble Talks SLEEPY HOLLOW, Why This Show Is Special, and Dreams to Join the STAR WARS Franchise

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Actor John Noble (Fringe) is the latest addition to one of the most intriguing and cool casts on network television.  As The Sin Eater on the Fox fantasy series Sleepy Hollow, Henry Parrish is a reluctant savior who has already helped out Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) once.  And considering that he’ll be returning for three more episodes this season, and possibly more for the already announced Season 2, there is sure to be more trouble coming.

During this recent interview to promote his role on the new hit series, John Noble talked about why the premise of Sleepy Hollow appealed to him, how Henry Parrish is different from Walter Bishop, his favorite moments so far, how much he’s enjoyed working with both Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie, and why this show is special.  He also talked about his dream to be a part of the Star Wars franchise.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Rises as THE BLACKLIST and SLEEPY HOLLOW Hit Series Lows

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The disappointing final season of How I Met Your Mother continues to drone on, but last night’s episode marked a rise in both quality and ratings.  The Mother-infused episode garnered a 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.7 million viewers, which marks the show’s best performance since its series premiere and is up four tenths over last week’s 3.0 rating.
  • Over on NBC, the successful new drama series The Blacklist hit a series low 2.9 rating and 10.28 million viewers, dropping three tenths from last week’s 3.1 rating.  Nevertheless, it was still the second most-watched scripted program of the night.
  • Also down was the new Fox series Sleepy Hollow, which notched a series low 2.5 rating and 6.94 million viewers, down two tenths from its last original episode’s 2.7 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, November 4th, including Castle, Hostages, Mom, Mike & Molly, Bones, and more.

Tom Mison Talks SLEEPY HOLLOW, Signing on to the Show, Reining in the Comedy, Whether or Not Ichabod Will Wear Normal Clothes & Working with John Noble

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When the Fox drama series Sleepy Hollow returns on November 4th, with the all-new episode “Sin Eaters,” Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) goes missing and Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) seeks help from the mysterious Henry Parrish (guest star John Noble), who holds vital clues about how to end the dangerous blood tie to the Headless Horseman.

During this recent interview to promote the return of the popular new show, British actor Tom Mison talked about not having any trepidation about signing on for a show with such an outrageous concept, making sure they never go too far into the comedy, what he enjoys most about playing Ichabod Crane, whether his character might ever wear normal clothes, the chemistry between Ichabod and Abbie, what it’s been like to work with John Noble (Fringe), and how much he wants to know about where the show is going versus finding out from script to script.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers

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