Go Goats! There’s good news for fans of Blue Mountain State. The Spike TV series has been renewed for a third season of college football comedy. The cable channel has ordered another 13 installments and they’re expected to begin airing in September.
Denise Richards, who plays the wife of Coach Daniels (Ed Marinaro), will appear in eight of the 13 episodes.
Here’s the press release from Spike TV:
SPIKE TV SCORES ANOTHER 13 EPISODES OF ORIGINAL SCRIPTED COMEDY “BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE”
PRODUCED BY VARSITY PICTURES AND LIONSGATE
New York, NY, April 27, 2011 – Spike TV has picked up a third season of 13 episodes of its first original scripted comedy series, “Blue Mountain State,” it was announced today by Larry Sullivan, director of original scripted series, Spike TV. Produced by Varsity Pictures’ Brian Robbins and Sharla Sumpter Bridgett and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), “Blue Mountain State” experienced significant ratings growth in season 2 compared to season 1, delivering a +33% increase in Men 18-34, +50% in Men 18-24, and +14% in Men 18-49.
“Blue Mountain State” follows the on and off-field antics of college football powerhouse, Blue Mountain State. Former NFL running back and veteran actor, Ed Marinaro (“Hill Street Blues”), stars as no-nonsense Coach Daniels. In season 3, Coach Daniels will have his authority challenged when the boosters force him to hire a hotshot offensive coordinator/head coach-in-waiting. Alex, played by Emmy Award(R)-winner Darin Brooks (“Blue Crush”), will have to step up in season 3 from being a fun-loving second-string to the starting QB. The cast also includes Thad, played by Alan Ritchson (“Smallville”), the team’s over-the-top team captain and Sammy, the team’s mascot, played by Romanski (“The Sarah Silverman Program”).
Denise Richards will return for a second season as Coach Daniels sexy, sharp-tongued ex-wife, Debra.
Brian Robbins and Sharla Sumpter Bridgett are executive producers. Romanski, who also stars as Sammy, and Eric Falconer (“The Sarah Silverman Program,” “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”) also serve as executive producers and writers.
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What do you think? Are you glad to hear Blue Mountain State will return?
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