Showtime has renewed I’M DYING UP HERE for a second season, the premium streaming network announced Friday.
The series stars Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, RJ Cyler, Al Madrigal and Jake Lacy and is set in the 1970s standup comedy scene.
“It is gratifying that so many comedians tell us this series really nailed the comedy club experience,” said Showtime President of Programming Gary Levine in a statement. “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.”
Created and executive produced by Dave Flebotte and executive produced by Jim Carrey, Michael Aguilar and Christina Wayne, the series will go back into production in the fall, with 10 episodes premiering in 2018.
Linda Ge | TV Editor