After orchestrating the stiltedly Edgar Allan Poe-esque deaths of Zero Hour and Do No Harm—whose swift cancellations were clearly a tribute to “The Premature Burial”—the followers of convicted serial killer Joe Carroll have secured a second season for the Fox thriller The Following. HitFix reports that the show detailing the gruesome crimes of Carrollites—and the FBI’s attempts to halt their reign of terror through the sheer force of one former agent’s vodka breath—has received a second-season order, along with renewal notices for New Girl, The Mindy Project, and Raising Hope. Renewal for the three comedies comes in spite of less-than-blockbuster ratings; it should also be noted that they will live to see another season even though none use stabbing as a recurring plot point. (Though who knows where that Jess-Nick arc is going on New Girl…) Carroll’s official whereabouts remain unknown, though witness claim to have seen him in the general vicinity of The CW’s Cult.
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