Three of the four pickups seemed fairly likely: Ratings for “The Following” have been down some this season but it remains a solid performer, and “New Girl” and “Brooklyn” are the network’s two top live-action comedies. The “Mindy” renewal is a mild surprise as its ratings are somewhat lower, and it’s been on hiatus since January, with a return set for April 1.
The four shows join the already renewed “Bones,” “Glee” and “Sleepy Hollow” on FOX’s schedule for next season. The network also has made series commitments to several new shows, including dramas “Gotham” and “Backstrom” and comedies “Mulaney” and “Cabot College,” for 2014-15.
Where they all end up on the schedule is very much an open question, as FOX is committing to year-round programming and has a number of limited/miniseries projects in the pipeline as well.
Still awaiting word on their fates are “Almost Human,” “Dads,” “Rake,” “Enlisted” and “Raising Hope.”