Friday, September 8, 2017

Showtime Renews 'I'm Dying Up Here' for Season 2

In a surprising move, Showtime has renewed its original drama series I'm Dying Up Here for a second season, it was announced today. The new season will once again consist of 10 episodes and will debut in 2018.

The renewal is somewhat surprising given the weak linear performance for the show across its first season. 

The drama stars Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Clark Duke, Michael Angarano, Andrew Santino, Stephen Guarino, Erik Griffin, RJ Cyler, Al Madrigal and Jake Lacy.

David Flebotte developed the drama based on the novel of the same name by William Knoedelseder. He executive produces with Jim Carrey, Michael Aguilar and Christina Wayne. 

"It is gratifying that so many comedians tell us this series really nailed the comedy club experience," said Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime. "The talented ensemble of I'm Dying Up Here, led by the brilliant Melissa Leo, and an equally skilled creative team behind the scenes, tell stories that scale the heights of comedy and the depths of drama, often at the same time. Having heard their plans for season two, I'm excited about the journeys these characters will take and the new ground the show will break."