Despite lackluster ratings for premium cable programming, the I’m Dying Up Here TV show was renewed for a second season on Showtime. Because pay-networks have to please subscribers rather than advertisers, they have a little more freedom to give series a chance to grow. Will their faith be vindicated? Will I’m Dying Up Here be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A fictional series set in the 1970s comedy scene in L.A., I’m Dying Up Here stars Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, RJ Cyler, Al Madrigal, and Jon Daly. The Showtime series centers around the regular performers at Goldie’s comedy club, owned by Goldie Herschlag (Leo), who is as tough as it takes to be successful in this business, for the sake of her club and her comedians. While the first season focused on landing a big gig like Carson, season two explores what comes next.
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For comparisons: The first season of I’m Dying Up Here on Showtime averaged a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 year old viewer demo and 143,000 total viewers.
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*9/30/18 update: Showtime has cancelled the I’m Dying Up Here series. Details here.