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Fox picks up 'Sleepy Hollow' for a second season

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The headless horseman will be around awhile longer.

Fox has ordered a second season of "Sleepy Hollow," its hit debut fall drama.

The show, a quirky, modern take on Washington Irving's legend of Ichabod Crane, opened to an audience of more than 10 million viewers on its first night, and increased to 13.4 million over the next three days.

Counting views through Web streaming, video-on-demand and digital video recorders, more than 22 million people have watched the first episode. It was the network's most successful fall drama premiere since "24" debuted in 2001, Fox said. 

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“The show has proved to be a risk well worth taking," said Kevin Reilly, Fox's chairman of entertainment. 

Typically, a broadcast TV series runs as a series of 22 episodes. Fox, however, only ordered 13 episodes for the first season and has ordered 13 episodes for Season 2. 

This is part of a larger effort to decrease the number of reruns. 

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