Showtime has renewed its new comedy series SMILF for a second season, the premium cable network announced Wednesday.
“From its first episode, the refreshingly honest point of view of SMILF broke through with audiences, the press and on social media,” said Showtime’s President of Programming Gary Levine in a statement. “Frankie Shaw is a creative force to be reckoned with and we love having her on Showtime. Her show is funny and forthright, pointed and poignant, irreverent and relevant, all at once. We can’t wait to see where Frankie takes SMILF next season.”
Created, starring and executive produced by Frankie Shaw based on her short film of the same name, SMILF follows Bridgette Bird (Shaw), a young woman from South Boston whose desires for relationships, sex and a career collide with the realities of working-class single motherhood.
The series also stars Rosie O’Donnell, Miguel Gomez, Samara Weaving and Alexandra and Anna Reimer, with Connie Britton, Mark Webber and Raven Goodwin guest starring.
Season 2 will go into production in 2018.
The season one finale will air on December 31, with a special preview On Demand starting December 29.