Changes in store for ‘Sleepy Hollow’ after ratings plummet

Fox plans to wake up ‘Sleepy Hollow’ from its ratings nightmare.

The supernatural series, which is loosely based on Washington Irving’s classic tale “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and takes place in the Westchester village, will try to win back viewers by making some creative changes.

Here are three things you can expect from the new (and improved?) ‘Sleepy Hollow.’

1. An episodic feel: “[We’re] bringing it back to something that feels a little more episodic in nature, that has closure and doesn’t feel quite so serialized,” Fox TV chairman and CEO Dana Walden said during the TCA press tour. “You don’t have to feel like if you tune into episode three of our new run, that you have to go back and watch the first two,” she explained.

2. More fun: “We’re trying to return the fun to it a little bit. It’s an epic battle between good and evil, so there’s a tendency to be a little dark,” Walden told reporters.

3. A new vision:: Walden says they have also discussed “maybe toning down a little bit the apocalyptic vision that existed in the initial episodes.”

Fox has not decided if the show will be renewed for a third season.

What are your thoughts on the latest season of ‘Sleepy Hollow?’ Do you think creative changes can save the show? Tell us in the comments.

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Latoya West

Latoya West is on the entertainment beat for LoHud Lowdown, a blog about celebrities and entertainment in the Lower Hudson Valley.