March 4, 2013

FOX announced today that it has renewed freshman series The Following for Season 2. The Kevin Bacon-led thriller has been a mid-season success for the network, already becoming this season's #2 broadcast drama in Live+7 ratings after its first six episodes. The show's solid ratings, combined with praise from critics and audiences alike, make it easy to see why FOX was quick to pick the series up for a second season.

Nine episodes remain in the first season of The Following. The number of episodes ordered for the show's next season have not been specified.

UPDATE: Season 2 of The Following premieres on Sunday, January 19, 2014 after the NFC Championship game.

(Source: TV by the Numbers)