Good news for fans of truTV's debut sketch show Friends of the People: Variety reports that the network has officially renewed it for a second season. "Building on the success and momentum of recent premieres, we are continuing to take big swings in new spaces with original series that are innovative, surprising and irresistibly shareable," truTV exec Chris Linn said in a statement. For more on Friends of the People, check out our behind-the-scenes look at how it turned into a TV show.
More Transparent is coming to Amazon. Deadline reports today that the streaming network has already renewed the Jill Soloway-created series starring Jeffrey Tambor for a second season to premiere sometime next year. Transparent has broken multiple records over at Amazon already, coming in #1 on Prime Instant Video in just a week after its 10-episode debut season premiere and also ranking as the most binge-watched series currently available on Prime Instant Video. "We are absolutely thrilled that the response to Transparent has been so positive," said Amazon Studios VP Roy Price in a statement. "Our goal is to create series that customers love, so it’s great to hear [...]
Marc Maron is returning to IFC next year. The network announced today that they've renewed his series Maron for a 13-episode third season slated to begin production this fall. The third season will premiere sometime in spring 2015, but no exact premiere date has been announced. "I am very proud of both seasons of the show and thrilled we're doing another one," Maron said in a statement. "Through all the episodes I can see the growth and evolution of the character, writing and comedy. I'm excited about getting back to the process. The character of Maron needs some work on and off screen and fortunately that's what drives the [...]
Here's a clip from last night's Tonight Show with guest Chris Hardwick, who announces at the top of his interview that his Emmy-nominated Comedy Central show @midnight has officially been renewed for a second season. According to THR, the new season will be in the form of a 40-week run throughout next year. "@midnight has been an absolute dream come true for me — a game show of internet jokes with my comedian friends," Hardwick said. "I cannot thank Comedy Central enough for letting us continue. If they hadn't, you can damn well bet that I would have forced people to come over to my house to play it [...]
Comedy Central has just announced that they've renewed both Nathan for You and Drunk History for third seasons. These renewals come on the heels of recent renewals for Broad City, Kroll Show, Inside Amy Schumer, Review, and TripTank, giving the network a seriously impressive lineup of critically acclaimed comedies that are being given chances to grow across multiple seasons. Hey, keep it up, CC!
Both Nathan for You and Drunk History are in the middle of their second seasons now, with new episodes airing on Tuesday nights. Check out our recent interviews with Nathan Fielder and Drunk History creator Derek Waters.