The 1970s are returning in May. Showtime has announced that season two of their I’m Dying Up Here will debut on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at 10 pm. Once again, there will be 10 episodes. Season two will go into production this month in Lost Angeles.
Today, Showtime president Gary Levine indicated that changes were made for season two. He said, “We are excited about where it’s going creatively… There is untapped potential, an amazing alchemy of turning pain into comedy. Melissa Leo and Ari Graynor will have deep and heart-wrenching emotional stories.”
Here’s Showtime’s latest description of the series:
Created and executive produced by Dave Flebotte and executive produced by Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey, Michael Aguilar and Christina Wayne, the fictional I’M DYING UP HERE explores L.A.’s famed ’70s stand-up comedy scene, with an ensemble cast led by Academy Award winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter). I’M DYING UP HERE delves into the inspired, damaged and complicated psyches of a fictional group of competitive but close-knit comedians mentored by Goldie (Leo), a brassy comedy club owner who rules over her business with an iron fist, but nurtures her comedians with tough love. The series takes viewers behind the curtain of the comedy scene that birthed the careers of legends such as Richard Pryor, Robin Williams and David Letterman, showing there’s truly no such thing as an easy laugh. The cast includes Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Clark Duke, Michael Angarano, RJ Cyler, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, Al Madrigal and Jake Lacy. Produced by SHOWTIME, I’M DYING UP HERE is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by William Knoedelseder. The 10-episode second season goes into production this month in Los Angeles.
What do you think? Are you glad that I’m Dying Up Here is returning for a second season? Will you be watching season two of this Showtime series?