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USA Finally Renews 'Playing House' for a Second Season

Fans of Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham's new USA comedy Playing House have been left hanging since the first season wrapped up in June, but now Deadline reports that despite its low ratings, USA has finally decided to renew it for a second season. The eight-episode season will debut on the network sometime in late 2015. For more on Playing House, check out our complete review of its debut season.

What's On TV This Week: 'Louie' and 'Playing House's Season Finales

Two of the best summer shows are wrapping up their seasons this week. Louis C.K.'s multi-part-episode-filled fourth season of Louie will air a two-part finale tonight that will conclude the storyline set up in the Pamela Adlon episode two weeks ago. Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham's USA series Playing House finishes its inaugural season tomorrow, also with a two-parter. In the late night world, Kevin Hart is hitting The Daily Show, Conan, and The Tonight Show, the cast and crew of They Came Together (Paul Rudd, David Wain, Michael Showalter, Michaela Watkins, Max Greenfield) are making their rounds, and Mike Myers is visiting Late Night with Seth Meyers [...]

Watch the Pilot of Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair's 'Playing House'

Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair's new USA series Playing House doesn't premiere until April 29th, but you can get a head start on the show by watching the pilot episode over at USA's website. The series follows an expectant mother (Parham) in the middle of a divorce and her best friend (St. Clair), who gives up her career to help raise the baby. Supporting cast includes The Office's Zach Woods and Key and Peele's Keegan-Michael Key. Click here to watch the pilot.

USA Orders Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham's Pilot to Series, Coming Early 2014

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham are coming back to TV. The USA network announced this morning that they've ordered a new show called Playing House from the duo, who created/starred in the critically-acclaimed but short-lived sitcom Best Friends Forever for NBC last season. USA commissioned the Parham/St. Clair show as a pilot presentation back in February. Playing House is a single-camera half-hour comedy once again created by Parham and St. Clair that stars St. Clair as a career-driven woman who returns from her job overseas to help her best friend (Parham) raise her new baby. Zach Woods (The Office), Brad Morris (Cougar Town), and Keegan-Michael Key (Key & [...]

'Playing House's Chances of Renewal "Do Not Look Very Good"

Fans of Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair's USA comedy Playing House have been actively campaigning for the show's renewal since it debut season ended back in June, but the network hasn't given any indication about whether or not they plan to renew it. According to Deadline, USA has shifted its main focus to drama, and the future of Playing House doesn't look very bright:

USA got off a decent start in original comedy with Sirens, which developed a loyal audience and averaged 1.6 million viewers and 880,000 adults 18-49, topping both recently renewed freshman FX comedies, Married and You’re The Worst, to rank as one of the [...]

Talking to Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham About 'Playing House,' UCB, and Female Friendships

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham met over a decade ago while studying at the UCB Theatre in New York, and they instantly became best friends. Since then, the comedy partners have translated their real-life best friendship into several unique fictional ones for TV and podcasts. In 2012, they starred in their unfortunately short-lived NBC sitcom Best Friends Forever as childhood friends also named Jessica and Lennon, and the ladies appear semi-regularly on the podcast Comedy Bang! Bang! as fan-favorite characters, intern Marissa Wompler (St. Clair) and her highly-unauthorized faculty mentor Miss Listler (Parham).

This week, St. Clair and Parham return to TV in their new show Playing House on USA. [...]

Watch Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham, and Keegan-Michael Key in a New Clip from 'Playing House'

Here's a clip from Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair's new USA series Playing House, which premieres April 29th. It features Key & Peele's Keegan-Michael Key, who's also a regular on the show, in case you needed another reason to watch.

'Playing House's Balance of Humor and Heart Makes It One of the Best New Comedies of the Year

Comedic duos are thriving right now (as we recently highlighted), bringing everything from absurdist sketch to buddy movies to a new level. No comedy pair, however, represents true friendship both on and off screen like Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham. They've long been reliable sources of laughter during joint podcast appearances and in the six episodes of their 2012 sitcom Best Friends Forever that aired before NBC pulled the plug, proving that they could hold their own during a half-hour sitcom. Now in USA's Playing House, their second chance to bring their friendship to the masses, they've created a perfect combination of solid jokes and genuine heart that will, God [...]

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham Are Back and Better Than Ever in USA's 'Playing House'

Over the weekend, the USA network debuted the first episode of its new show Playing House online ahead of its TV premiere next week. Playing House is the second show created by and starring Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair (preceded by their short-lived but critically-acclaimed 2012 NBC sitcom Best Friends Forever), and it's even sharper than the first with a pilot episode that's packed with jokes and an eclectic cast of busy, talented comedy people.

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham's USA Show 'Playing House' Debuts April 29th

The USA network announced the premiere date of Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham's new comedy, Playing House. The series will debut on Tuesday, April 29th, at 10pm with back-to-back episodes. Created by and starring St. Clair and Parham, who also created and starred in the acclaimed but short-lived 2012 NBC sitcom Best Friends Forever together, Playing House follows an expectant mom (Parham) in the process of getting a divorce and her best friend (St. Clair), who abandons her business career to help raise the kid. The supporting cast The Office's Zach Woods and Key & Peele's Keegan-Michael Key.