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Workaholics: Comedy Central Sitcom Renewed for Season Two

WorkaholicsComedy Central has ordered another season of Workaholics, their original sitcom. The TV series debuted last month and has reportedly been the top series among young men in its timeslot.

Season one of Workaholics is set to finish airing next Wednesday and production on the second round of episodes will begin soon. No word on when season two will air however.

Here’s the official press release:

Comedy Central’s(R) “Workaholics” Gets Promoted! Hit Series Renewed for Second Season

Series Stars Mail Order Comedy’s Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm And Is Directed By Mail Order Comedy’s Kyle Newacheck

#1 Show In Its Timeslot Among Men 18-24 Receives A 10 Episode Pick-Up Order

New Episode Airs Tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

NEW YORK, May 4, 2011 — COMEDY CENTRAL has enabled the boys of “Workaholics” by picking up a second season, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, head of original programming and production COMEDY CENTRAL. Mail Order Comedy’s Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck go back to work and start production on 10 new episodes of the series that has been #1 in its timeslot in all of television among young men over the course of its first season, which premiered on April 6.

“It’s not only gratifying to know the audience for ‘Workaholics’ has grown week-by-week, but also rewarding to see how the show is changing the way people live and work,” said Alterman. “Pretty soon, our national productivity will be so low, we will all have more leisure time.”

“Our parents think it’s ‘very tight butthole’ that they don’t have to pay our rent any longer,” said Mail Order Comedy’s Anderson, Devine, Holm and Newacheck. “We couldn’t agree more. Thanks Papa Alterman!”

“Workaholics” launched on April 6 and has averaged 1.2 million total viewers across its first four episodes with a season-high 1.5 million total viewers for its most recent episode on April 27. In addition to its popularity among young men, the series has shown double-digit growth among Adults 18-49 each and every week of its first season, with a +19% increase last week as it hit a series-high 1.00 A18-49 rating and 1.1 million A18-49 viewers. (Source: Nielsen Media Research, most current data, 4/6/11 – 4/27-11)

From the minds of the hilarious and irreverent Internet sketch group Mail Order Comedy, “Workaholics” is a single camera comedy featuring three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5 and live together from 5 to 9. Dress codes, deadlines and waking up before noon are not things these guys are used to. They do their jobs and sometimes they even do them well, but they show up late, leave drunk and always live for the day…even if they don’t know what day it is. Co-created by Mail Order Comedy’s Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck and 5th Year’s Dominic Russo and Connor Pritchard, the series stars Anderson, Devine and Holm and is directed by Newacheck. Kevin Etten serves as the show runner.

The “Workaholics” Web site features a wealth of video content including show clips, exclusive video, cast interviews and behind-the-scenes action. The guys are active on Twitter (Anders, Blake, Adam, Kyle) and Facebook where fans communicate with them throughout the season. In addition, mobile features a WAP site loaded with video content and periodic SMS challenges.

“Workaholics” is executive produced by Mail Order Comedy, Etten, 5th Year’s Russo and Pritchard, Avalon Television’s Richard Allen-Turner, David Martin and Jon Thoday, as well as Gigapix Studios David Pritchard. Mail Order Comedy is represented by Isaac Horne of Avalon Management. Seth Cohen and Jackie Phillips are the executives in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 98 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL’s Internet address is www.comedycentral.com.

MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world’s leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company’s portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.

What do you think? Do you like the series? Glad to hear it’s coming back?

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Jenn September 14, 2011 at 4:02 pm

This show has to be one of the funniest I’ve seen in a very long time. It brought my boyfriend and I together to just sit and laugh for a half hour straight! I’M extatic that it’s back for a second season.

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Rusty 27 year old male August 31, 2011 at 4:24 pm

This show is amazing, the characters are all people that I have known for ever. I think the shows are well thought out and are like nothing I have ever seen before. I loved the first season and I know there are tons of people just like me who cant wait for season 2.

here is the top Five shows

1. Workaholics
2. Tosh . O
3. Swamp People
4. Hillbilly Handfishing
5. True Blood

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Female viewer age 29 August 11, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Ian- I would be lying if I didn’t say that I agree with you. I’m an avid Southpark watcher, and my DVR would always catch the intro, but I never felt truly moved to watch.
Then I saw the ICP episode; been a juggaho ever since. The only negative I have is to whomever played the child molester– while I definitely sensed the eagerness to perform, your timing and delivery sucked more balls than Adam would for $500. Anyway, very much looking forward to season 2.

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jesse February 17, 2012 at 12:20 pm

900 $

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Josh June 3, 2011 at 4:33 am

THE IDEA OF MAKING THIS SHOW WAS TOTALLY TITS MAN, ALL YOU GUYS ARE F**KING AWSOME!!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GUYS, GOOD JOB!!!!!

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Josh June 3, 2011 at 4:30 am

THIS SHOW IS SOOOO TIGHT BUTTHOLE, DUDE!!!! HAHAAAA

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Jeremy Rynek May 6, 2011 at 11:03 am

I took a pass on this show simply because in the past the shows I’ve tried hasn’t been great and I’ve seen them get axed as well. But maybe I’ll watch the show on demand if this show got renewed.

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sweet May 6, 2011 at 6:45 am

POOP DOLLAR!!!!!!!!!

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Ian May 26, 2011 at 7:57 am

I’ve tried them twice and can never get past the first segment. There is nothing funny there. People will just watch anything.

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