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The Following Season 1 Review “Pilot”

At this month’s Television Critics Association press tour, Kevin Reilly talked a lot about trying to apply the best parts of the cable model to network television. Telling one concrete, well-plotted story over 10-13 episodes while attracting big name stars to carry “high-concept” shows. The prototype for this new model appears to be The Following. Comments from various people involved with the show, including Reilly, are immensely excited about its prospects. With Kevin Bacon at the center of a show that allows James Purefoy to do James Purefoy things, and the risque content of the show, the expectations for the show both within the network and in the zeitgeist are sky high.

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