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‘Sleepy Hollow’ Renewed by Fox for Season 3

Clifton Campbell replaces Mark Goffman as showrunner

“Sleepy Hollow” will ride again — Fox has renewed the series for a third season.

The supernatural show’s third run will see “The Glades” creator Clifton Campbell replacing now-former showrunner Mark Goffman at the helm. Campbell also co-executive produced “White Collar.”

Goffman bailed last week for an overall deal with CBS TV Studios. Under the new pact, Goffman will supervise and develop new projects for the studio.

“’Sleepy Hollow’ is truly inventive television. The talented producers – led by Alex, Bob, Len and Heather – along with the brilliant cast, anchored by Nicole and Tom, have created a fantastic world that brings ‘history’ to life with compelling and vibrant storytelling,” said Fox Entertainment President David Madden. “I had the pleasure of working with Clifton on both ‘The Glades’ and ‘White Collar.’ He is an excellent producer, and we can’t wait to see what this team has in store for Season Three.”

Season 2 of “Sleepy” ended with Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Lieutenant Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) achieving a decisive victory over evil. Crane was driven to kill his wife, Katrina Crane (Katia Winter) — but with good reason and intentions. That opened the door for a potential Season 3 Crane/Mills love story, which many fans have been waiting for.

From K/O Paper Products in association with 20th Century Fox Television, “Sleepy Hollow” is co-created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman. The series is executive-produced by Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman, Heather Kadin and Campbell.

“Sleepy” was a hit show in its freshman season, but not so much in the follow-up one. Despite having “Gotham” as a lead-in for Fall 2014’s sophomore run, the time-travel show hit a rough patch in the ratings.

The Season 2 finale on Feb. 23, 2015 posted a 1.4/4 and 4.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen’s Live + Same Day fast national numbers. For comparison, Season 1’s two-hour finale on Jan. 20, 2014 posted a 2.3 and 6.9 million viewers.

It’s also significantly down in overall delayed viewing. Over the 2013-14 season, “Sleepy Hollow” averaged a 3.3 rating and 9 million total viewers, per most current (Live + 7 Day) ratings. For the 2014-15 season, the Fox drama brought in a 2.2 and 6.1 million viewers per episode.