Wednesday, June 17, 2020

IFC Renews 'Sherman's Showcase' for Season 2

Two days before airing its Juneteenth special, IFC has renewed its original sketch comedy series Sherman's Showcase for a second season. The new season will produce six episodes for a 2021 debut that will also be simulcast on AMC.

Created by and starring Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle, the witty, irreverent and wholly original Sherman's Showcase features sketches, cultural nostalgia, A-list guest stars, and original award-winning songs.

Salahuddin and Riddle executive produce with John Legend, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorious, Pete Aronson, Frank Scherma and Jim Bouvet. AMC Studios, Get Lifted Film Company and RadicalMedia produce.

"Sherman McDaniels has been a staple in American culture for almost 50 years and shows no signs of slowing down... or aging at all," said Salahuddin and Riddle. "We're thrilled to return to the uniquely nerdy, quirky, silkily soulful and musical world of Sherman's Showcase. It's all our favorite things and now it's on AMC and IFC. Season 2's so big, it needs two networks."

"It's rare today for a show to develop a highly passionate fanbase, get raves from critics and infiltrate popular culture," added Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios. "Sherman's Showcase has done all three and we're thrilled to put it in front of AMC audiences alongside IFC's devoted fans. Bashir and Diallo are fantastically talented, we are all waiting with baited breath to collectively witness the continued evolution of Sherman McDaniels, American icon."