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Fox renews 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' for Season 2, 'The Mindy Project' and 'New Girl'

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Fox announced Friday (March 7) that it has renewed Tuesday comedies "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "The Mindy Project" and "New Girl" for new seasons, TV Guide reports.

The Golden Globe-winning cop comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" has been picked up for Season 2, while "Mindy Project" and the Zooey Deschanel starrer "New Girl" will return for third and fourth seasons, respectively.

The network also ordered another season of "The Following" despite declining ratings. The Kevin Bacon-led serial killer drama has been renewed for Season 3.

"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,” Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly and Fox COO Joe Earley said in a statement announcing the news. “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" has averaged a respectable 5.2 million viewers and a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating when including DVR figures, but has hit new lows in recent weeks in its new time slot following "New Girl" despite both shows airing new episodes after the Super Bowl. It won two Golden Globes earlier this year, one for the show and the other for lead actor Andy Samberg. Mindy Kaling's "Mindy Project" is the lowest-rated of Fox's Tuesday comedies, averaging 3.8 million viewers and a 2.0 in the key demo with Live+7 figures. The series returns from hiatus in April.

The four series join three other current shows that have already been picked up by Fox for next season: freshman drama "Sleepy Hollow," long-running procedural "Bones" and "Glee," which will be back for a sixth and final season.

That leaves Seth MacFarlane's "Dads," first year sci-fi series "Almost Human," veteran sitcom "Raising Hope," the Greg Kinnear-led "Rake" and rookie comedy "Enlisted" as the only live-action scripted series on Fox whose fates remain undecided.

The early renewals come a month after the network cancelled Simon Cowell's low-rated singing competition series "The X Factor," which freed up more space on Fox's fall schedule. Their entire lineup for the 2014-2015 TV season will not be announced until May.

Fox has already picked up several project straight to series, including MacFarlane's animated show "Bordertown," John Mulaney comedy "Mulaney" and drama "Hieroglyph." "Batman" prequel "Gotham" and a sitcom from Tina Fey and "30 Rock" showrunner Robert Carlock are also likely to be picked up for next season.

Related: Has 'Dads' been cancelled by Fox?

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