The betties’ ride isn’t over. HBO has renewed the Betty comedy series — about a diverse group of female skateboarders — for a second season.
The first season of Betty, which ran for six episodes, debuted in May of this year. In the traditional Live+same day ratings, the half dozen installments averaged a 0.03 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 148,000 viewers. The series aired on Friday nights at 11:00 PM where HBO comedy series typically draw low ratings.
Here’s the renewal announcement from HBO:
HBO Renews BETTY For A Second Season
NEW YORK, NY – June 18, 2020 – HBO has renewed the comedy series BETTY for a second season, it was announced today by Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming.
“It’s been a joy to ride through the streets of NYC with the inspiring women of BETTY, and we’re grateful to them and to Crystal for sharing their stories and friendships with us,” said Gravitt. “We can’t wait to watch where our beloved Bettys go next.”
HBO’s six-episode half-hour series BETTY is based on Crystal Moselle’s critically acclaimed feature “Skate Kitchen.” Lauded by The Hollywood Reporter as “a celebration of Femme self-acceptance” and Rolling Stone called it “a low-key victory for the matriarchy.” GQ named it “your new TV obsession” with Variety highlighting its “gorgeous cinematography and verve.” The series concluded its season on Friday, June 5.
Starring Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, and Rachelle Vinberg, who all starred in the original film, BETTY follows a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding, set against the backdrop of New York City.
Season two credits: BETTY is directed by Crystal Moselle; executive produced by Moselle, Igor Srubshchik, Jason Weinberg and Alliah Sophia Mourad; produced by Untitled Entertainment.
Season one is available to stream on HBO GO, HBO NOW, and on HBO via HBO MAX and other partners’ platforms.
What do you think? Did you watch the first season of the Betty TV show? Will you be watching season two of this HBO series?