Girls and gore are proving to be a winning strategy for Fox as the network announced on Monday it was renewing "The Following," "New Girl," "The Mindy Project" and "Raising Hope."
"The Following," which stars Kevin Bacon as a former FBI agent tasked with stopping a serial killer's cult, is coming back for a second 15-episode season. The series, created by Kevin Williamson and Maros Siega, is a ratings hit for the network, and has gotten an even bigger boost from DVR viewers, making it the No. 3 drama overall for the season.
"New Girl," which will be heading into its third season, is Fox's highest-rated comedy series and also gets a sizable ratings boost from DVR viewers. While never a breakout ratings success, "Raising Hope" has been steady enough through three seasons that it will return for a fourth.