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FOLLOWING, THE
Air Date: Monday, January 21, 2013
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (FOL-101) "Pilot"
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MONDAY, JANUARY 21

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**SERIES PREMIERE**--"THE FOLLOWING" - (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

PA: Viewer discretion is advised.

RYAN HARDY IS CALLED OUT OF RETIREMENT TO TRACK DOWN JOE CARROLL ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF "THE FOLLOWING" MONDAY, JANUARY 21, ON FOX

Kevin Bacon Stars in His First Network Series

Former FBI agent, RYAN HARDY (Kevin Bacon) is called out of retirement to track down JOE CARROLL (James Purefoy) after he escapes from prison. Hardy works closely with an FBI team, which includes young, razor-sharp MIKE WESTON (Shawn Ashmore). The investigation also leads Hardy back to CLAIRE MATTHEWS (Natalie Zea), Carroll's ex-wife and the mother of the criminal's young son, JOEY (newcomer Kyle Catlett). Hardy soon discovers that Carroll has an ever-growing cult of followers in the series premiere "Pilot" episode of THE FOLLOWING airing Monday, Jan. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FOL-101) (TV-14 L, V)

Cast: Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy; James Purefoy as Joe Carroll; Natalie Zea as Claire Matthews; Shawn Ashmore as Agent Mike Weston; Valorie Curry as Denise; Adan Canto as Billy Thomas; Nico Tortorella as Will Wilson; Kyle Catlett as Joey Matthews

Guest Cast: Maggie Grace as Sarah Fuller; John Lafayette as Captain Turner

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FOLLOWING, THE (FOX)
Returns in TBA 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/21/13 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's third) on 3/7/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, March 2014) FOX has picked up Golden Globe Award winner BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, along with critically acclaimed comedies THE MINDY PROJECT and NEW GIRL, for the 2014-15 season. Psychological thriller THE FOLLOWING also was renewed, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, and Joe Earley, Chief Operating Officer, Fox Broadcasting Company. "These shows are some of the best and acclaimed series on television, with influential, culture-driving stars, and some of the best, most creative talent behind the camera," said Reilly and Earley. "All four are core assets within our 2014-15 portfolio of content, and we're really happy to bring them back to our FOX fans for another season." BROOKLYN NINE-NINE was picked up for a second season. THE MINDY PROJECT received a third season order, and NEW GIRL was renewed for a fourth season. THE FOLLOWING was picked up for its third season.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· James Purefoy as Joe Carroll
· Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy
· Shawn Ashmore as Mike Weston
· Valorie Curry as Emma Hill
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Adan Canto as Paul Torres
· Annie Parisse as Debra Parker
· Jeananne Goossen as Jennifer Mason (Pilot)
· Kyle Catlett as Joey Matthews
· Maggie Grace as Sarah Fuller (Pilot)
· Natalie Zea as Claire Matthews
· Nico Tortorella as Jacob Wells
CREW INFORMATION:
· Kevin Williamson as CRTR/EP
· Marcos Siega as PROD/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Outerbanks Entertainment
· Warner Bros. Television