FOX’s Sleepy Hollow has had a rough going in Season 2, losing a great deal of its breakout audience, suffering creatively by most accounts, even losing showrunner Mark Goffman in recent weeks. So-called “Sleepyheads” can rest easy however, as FOX has renewed the time-travel horror-thriller for a third season, bringing in a new series head as well.

Interestingly, rather than return to the 13-episode model that helped keep Sleepy Hollow Season 1 such a success, Season 3 will stick with 18 episodes under new showrunner Clifton Campbell (The Glades). Said FOX boss David Madden, “He is an excellent producer, and we can’t wait to see what this team has in store for Season Three.”

Per FOX conversations at the January TCA panels, Sleepy Hollow Season 3 will likely return to a less serialized, “fun” model, hoping to woo back audience lost in Season 2. Series stars Katia Winter and John Noble aren’t likely to return in any significant capacity, given the outcome of Season 2, while it remains to be seen what other cast changes might be made going into Season 3.

Well, did Sleepy Hollow earn its Season 3 renewal, or could FOX not afford to lose it? What changes should be made going into the next round of Headless Horseman hi-jinx?

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