Sleepy Hollow Gets the Axe + Nicole Beharie Unbothered


Fox Cancels Sleepy Hollow

While Fox was busy canceling the longstanding catastrophe known as Sleepy Hollow, its former leading lady, actress Nicole Beharie, was spotted out shaking her groove thang at Naturi Naughton’s baby shower. As I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, Fox finally took out the trash, canceling the sci-fi drama just one season after it unceremoniously killed off the national treasure we all know as Grace Abigail Mills.

After its latest reboot, which included a child Witness, failed to impress fans, Fox decided not to renew the once promising series, which wrapped up its fourth season averaging a 0.5 demo and 1.9 million viewers. Distraught fans were naturally incensed and have since taken to Twitter to posts tens of comments in support of the show in hopes of Netflix or Hulu picking it up.

As for the cast, several key members have already secured future employment. Lyndie Greenwood (Jenny Mills) has landed a role opposite Jill Scott and Queen Latifah in the upcoming Lifetime movie Flint. Janina Gavankar (Diana Thomas) will appear in the game version of Star Wars: Battlefront, while Jerry MacKinnon (Jake Wells) will be returning to his theatre roots, starring in playwright Anna Ziegler’s Actually.

Above: Nicole Beharie dropping it like it’s warm at Naturi Naughton’s star-studded baby shower. I can’t help but laugh at this video being released the same day Sleepy Hollow got the proverbial axe. If nothing else, I know Nicole must be pleased not to have her name attached to a canceled show. May the casting God of all women with 4C hair bless this beauty with a major role that brings her back to our TV screens weekly.


  1. I didn’t watch one episode this season. Good riddance.

  2. Everytime I see a black girl get a role in upcoming movies, I keep thinking “NICOLE BEHARIE WAS BETTER SUITED FOR THAT!”. I think she is the most beautiful black woman I have ever seen on tv. The fact the show was popular was due to her, mainly. I wonder if Jesse Williams big goof-up will affect Jacob’s Ladder. That’s the only thing lined up on her imbd page.

  3. The shade in this article is amazing 😆

    I wish the entire cast well, but I especially hope Nicole will get quality roles in the future. The remake of Jacob’s Ladder is the only thing she’s landed since leaving the show and it may never see the light of day. I haven’t read one thing about it since the announcement last year. We don’t even know what her role will be in the film.

    I saw earlier today Scandal will end next year and with that How to Get Away with Murder will be left as the only show on television with a black female lead. This scares me. Kerry and Shonda opened so many doors for sisters. Neither Meagan Good nor Nicole would have landed lead parts had Scandal not been a success.

  4. Good riddance, Sleepy Hollow. You will not be missed.

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