11:13am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Sleepy Hollow' Renewed for Third Season
Fox is investing in Sleepy Hollow.
After losing showrunner Mark Goffman, the network has renewed the series and tapped The Glades alum Clifton Campbell to take over the reins of the genre series for its third season.
The renewal comes as Sleepy Hollow underwent a bit of a creative reinvention in the back-half of its already completed second season. New network toppers Dana Walden and Gary Newman wanted the series to take on a more episodic nature versus its complex serialized storytelling.
The renewal comes after the series — a breakout hit in its freshman run — suffered a ratings slump in its second run. Additionally, in a bid to trim costs and take advantage of better filming rebates, production on season three will move from North Carolina to Atlanta, as had been rumored for months.
For Fox, Sleepy Hollow joins a roster of renewed scripted and animated series for 2015-16 that includes Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, The Simpsons, Empire and Gotham.
Goffman exited the 20th Century Fox Television-produced series in March for an overall deal with CBS Television Studios. For Campbell, meanwhile, the Sleepy Hollow gig reunites him with Newman after the duo worked together on both The Glades and White Collar.