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FXX Renews Simon Rich's 'Man Seeking Woman' for a Second Season

Great news for fans of SNL alum Simon Rich: FXX announced today that his new comedy starring Jay Baruchel Man Seeking Woman has been renewed for a second, 10-episode season. "Simon Rich has delivered an incredibly smart and original take on the search for love,” FX exec Nick Grad said on the news. "Critics and fans alike have embraced his unique storytelling, [EP] Jon Krisel’s stunning visuals and the brilliant performances of Jay Baruchel, Eric Andre and the rest of the cast that has made Man Seeking Woman one of the best new comedies on television." Rich added: "Working on Man Seeking Woman has been the creative highlight of [...]

'Billy on the Street' Renewed for Season 4 on truTV

Billy Eichner's hit Fuse show Billy on the Street just got a season 4 renewal and brand new home. According to THR, Eichner recently signed a deal with Turner Broadcasting that includes a 10-episode fourth season of his man-on-the-street pop culture quiz show to premiere later this year on TruTV. An exact premiere date has not been announced, but production on the new season starts this spring in New York. In addition to the season renewal, TBS will air reruns of Billy on the Street and Eichner will also develop pilots for TruTV, Adult Swim, and TBS, so it looks like we have a lot more to look [...]

Comedy Central Renews 'Broad City' for a Third Season

Comedy Central just made a great decision. The Wrap reports that ahead of tonight's season 2 premiere, the network has handed a 10-episode third season renewal to Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson's hit show. "It has just been brought to my attention that Broad City is a female-centric show, but we’re going to do more anyway,” said Comedy Central president Kent Alterman in a statement. Watch the season 2 Broad City promo below:

The CW Renews 'Jane the Virgin' for a Second Season

Good news for The CW's first Golden Globe-winning show Jane the Virgin: the network has officially renewed it for a second season. CW announced a round of renewals at TCA over the weekend, including one for the Perla Farías-created show, which scored a Golden Globe last night for star Gina Rodriguez. Jane the Virgin has aired nine of its 22 first-season episodes on CW so far. "Each of these series have helped define what The CW is today, a network that is home to smart, provocative, quality programming, targeting a savvy adult audience," CW president Mark Pedowitz said on the news. "By picking up these shows now, [...]

Hulu Renews Paul Scheer's 'Hotwives' for a Second Season

The Paul Scheer-produced Hotwives of Orlando is coming back for a new season and new city. Hulu announced today that they've renewed the Danielle Schneider and Dannah Phirman-created series for a second season, which will take on a new set of Real Housewives-style ladies this time in Las Vegas. Said Scheer on the news: “Las Vegas was an obvious choice for the second season of the Hotwives franchise because it's a city built on broken dreams, fake boobs and real magic. Season two will focus on a new crop of wannabe socialites with some new faces as well as old faces that just look new." The new season [...]

'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' Gets a Double Season Renewal from HBO

Great news: HBO just announced that they've renewed Last Week Tonight with John Oliver for a third and fourth season. Each season will consist of 35 episodes to run in 2016 and 2017. "We are incredibly proud to have John as part of the HBO family," said HBO president Michael Lombardo on the news. "His unique ability to deliver socially significant commentary week after week, along with his innate comedic brilliance, puts John in a class by himself." Last Week Tonight just kicked off its second season on February 8th, but it looks like HBO wisely wants Oliver and crew to stick around for a while.

IFC Renews 'Portlandia' for a Sixth and Seventh Season

IFC has no plans to leave Portland any time soon. The network announced today that Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and Jonathan Krisel's hit series Portlandia has landed a double-season renewal. "We are so excited to get to do more Portlandia with IFC,” Armisen and Brownstein said in a statement. "Getting to work with Jon and our talented writers and crew, it really is our favorite thing in the world. Also, we get to spend more time in Portland!" For more on Portlandia, check out our interview with Armisen from last month.

Crackle Renews Jerry Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars' and Announces 'Joe Dirt 2' Cast

Sony's video site Crackle just shared two big updates at TCA. First, Jerry Seinfeld's hit web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has landed a sixth season order, though the guests have not yet been revealed. In other Crackle news, David Spade's 2001 comedy Joe Dirt will debut a sequel called Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser on the streaming platform this summer and include supporting cast Christopher Walken, Dennis Miller, Brittany Daniel, Mark McGrath, and Patrick Warburton. Former SNL head writer Fred Wolf, who wrote the original film, returned to direct and co-write the film with Spade.

Fox Renews 'Bob's Burgers' for a Sixth Season

Fox just did the right thing and renewed its animated series Bob's Burgers for a 22-episode sixth season. Here's the official statement from Fox network chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman: We can't help but love the Belcher family. This gem of a series is a rare feel-good blend of sharp wit and genuine heart that fans and critics alike have continued to love throughout its five seasons on Fox. We are proud of Loren and Jim and the extremely talented voice cast who bring these unique characters to life with both humor and charm each week. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for [...]

HBO Renews 'Girls' for a Fifth Season

Good news for fans of Lena Dunham's hit HBO show Girls — ahead of the season 4 premiere this Sunday, the network has officially renewed the show for a fifth season. The series also landed an early season renewal last year; check out our review of season 3 here.

Season 2 of 'The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail' Is On the Way

Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani's The Meltdown is returning to Comedy Central for a second season. Comedy Central hasn't officially confirmed the renewal, but Ray shared the news yesterday and The Meltdown's website shows eight episode tapings scheduled from March through April. For more on how The Meltdown went from a live standup show to a Comedy Central series, check out our behind-the-scenes look at the show here.

UPDATE: Comedy Central confirmed the eight-episode renewal in a press release today.

HBO Renews Duplass Brothers Comedy 'Togetherness' for a Second Season

The Duplass brothers' new HBO show Togetherness just landed a season 2 renewal. THR reports that the pay network has ordered a second season of the comedy-drama to premiere sometime next year. "We began our love affair with HBO in our parents’ living room in 1983," the brothers said in a statement, "and to have these brilliant, creative people put a ring on our fingers with a second season of Togetherness is a real-life dream come true." The new season will film in Los Angeles later this year, which will keep the Duplass guys super busy considering four-movie movie deal with Netflix they signed last week.

Showtime Renews 'Shameless' and Orders 'Happyish' to Series

Showtime just announced some comedy news at TCA today. Deadline reports that the network has renewed Shameless for a sixth season and also picked up the new pilot for Happyish, which was reworked following the death of star Philip Seymour Hoffman last year and now stars Steve Coogan. Happyish will debut its 10-episode season on Showtime April 26th.

Stephen Colbert, Dan Aykroyd, Wanda Sykes, and More to Appear in 'Inside Comedy' Season 4

Not long after revealing the return dates of Episodes and Web Therapy, Showtime announced today that it's renewed David Steinberg and Steve Carell's documentary series Inside Comedy for a fourth six-episode season. The comedy stars slated to appear opposite Steinberg include Stephen Colbert, Michael Keaton, Bryan Cranston, Dan Aykroyd, Wanda Sykes, Ted Danson, and Carol Leifer, with more guests to be announced soon.