Although its ratings last year weren’t anything to write home about, the Barry TV show ranked in the middle of the pack among scripted HBO TV series, and certainly did better than a lot of the cable network’s comedies, so it makes sense that it got a renewal. Now that it is back for a second season, can it bring in some more viewers, or is this as good as it gets. Will Barry be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
From creators Hader and Alex Berg, Barry centers on Barry Berkman (Hader), a Midwestern hitman. The HBO sitcom also stars Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan, and Henry Winkler. After Barry travels to LA and takes an acting class with Gene Cousineau (Winkler), he falls in love with the craft and wants to change careers. In season two, Barry is trying to extricate himself from his old life.
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For comparisons: The first season of Barry on HBO averaged a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 587,000 viewers.
What do you think? Do you like the Barry TV series? Should Barry be cancelled or renewed for a third season on HBO?
*4/10/19 update: HBO has renewed the Barry TV show for a third season.