IFC has ordered a second season for comedy series Maron. There will be 13 episodes this time around, up from the 10 episodes in season one. The new episodes will debut sometime in 2014.
Here’s the press release:
IFC RENEWS “MARON” FOR AN EXPANDED SECOND SEASON
NEW YORK, NY -Tuesday, July 23, 2013 – Boomer lives! And so does Maron on IFC. The network announced today the renewal of the critically acclaimed comedy series Maron for a second season with 13 all new half-hour episodes, up from 10, scheduled to premiere in 2014.
“In many ways, Marc is a perfect representation of IFC and our approach to comedy,” said Jennifer Caserta, president and general manager of IFC. “He also seems to be in need of a less dysfunctional family, so we’re happy he’s returning to ours for an expanded second season.”
Maron is an honest, comical look at the complicated man behind the “WTF” podcast, writer/comedian Marc Maron. The debut season followed his often misguided attempts to grow professionally as a comedian and emotionally with his estranged dad, Larry (Judd Hirsch) and unconventional new girlfriend, Jennifer (Nora Zehetner) while being aided by his clueless fan-boy assistant Kyle (Josh Brener). Infused with Marc’s trademark relatable tone, the dark humored comedy has many more experiences to share with viewers next year.
Guest stars acting as pseudo therapists for Marc this past season included Mark Duplass, Illeana Douglas, Dave Foley, Jeff Garlin, Gina Gershon, Bobcat Goldthwait, Ken Jeong, Sally Kellerman, Andy Kindler, Denis Leary, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott, Eric Stoltz and Danny Trejo.
Marc Maron is the creator, executive producer, writer and star of Maron. Apostle’s Denis Leary and Jim Serpico are also executive producers, along with Michael Jamin, Sivert Glarum, Duncan Birmingham and Olivia Wingate. Maron is produced for IFC by Fox Television Studios. Series’ directors include Academy Award(R)-winner Luke Matheny, who is a co-executive producer, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Robert Cohen.
Since its founding in 1994 by Denis Leary and Jim Serpico, Apostle, a TV and Film Production company based out of New York and Los Angeles, has produced an unprecedented amount of ground breaking material. Projects such as the television series, Rescue Me, and the film Blow have had a significant impact on pop culture. While Apostle maintains its tone and darkly funny edge throughout its ventures, the production shingle’s repertoire includes a wide variety of projects including scripted and non-scripted; animated and live action; drama and comedy.
About Fox Television Studios
Fox Television Studios produces scripted and unscripted programming for US broadcast and cable networks, and international broadcasters. The studio produces for USA the hit series Burn Notice, White Collar, Graceland, and the upcoming Sirens; The Americans for FX; The Killing, in its third season for AMC; The Glades, in season four for A+E; as well as the unscripted series Life Flight for TNT, to air in 2014.
IFC creates and champions authentic, original comedies that are “Always On. Slightly Off,” which air alongside an extraordinary collection of films and comedic cult TV shows. IFC.com features exclusive video, web series, podcasts, blogs and additional content that engages fans with IFC originals. The network’s On Demand offering, IFC Free, gives viewers the opportunity to watch select content from IFC whenever they want. Established in 1994, IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and is available in nearly 70 million homes on every major cable, satellite and telco provider.
What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Maron is coming back for a second season?