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.
I’m Dying Up Here was renewed for a second season back in September 2017 following a low-rated first season. Season one averaged a meager 0.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 143,000 viewers.
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?
Nice to hear. Now if they could hire someone born before 1999 to edit out the anachronistic dialogue it would be less annoying to watch.
I am not sure why season one rated so poorly. I thought the characters were great, the comedy great the drama and 70’s era depiction was dead on.
Can’t wait for season two !!
I’m really glad that I’m Dying Up Here is coming back for season 2. Too bad there’s only 10 episodes. What i don’t understand is the low ratings that the show gets. If there were a way to get people to watch 1 show at least then i would say 4 out of 5 people would continue watching it. The show has very talented actors and the story line is fantastic
I I am very happy! It seems all the shows I like it canceled. I guess I’m an old timer at 61 and I remember the area in which this was set. When they canceled the roadies I was disappointed. I thought this one would get the same fate. Can’t wait to May 6
This news has basically made my weekend… It is truly one of the best shows I have ever watched/experienced. Thank goodness there are enough people in this industry who recognize extraordinary content and it got renewed. My calendar is now set for May 6 for a viewing party with my peeps YAYAYAY