Grab your dancing shoes, the next musical number is coming. Apple TV+ has renewed the Schmigadoon! series for a second season. Tituss Burgess and Patrick Page are joining the cast. The first season of six episodes was released last summer.
A parody of iconic Golden Age musicals, the first season of the Schmigadoon! TV show stars Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key, Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski, Ann Harada, and Martin Short. The story follows a pair of New York City doctors, Melissa Gimble (Strong) and Josh Skinner (Key). Their romance begins after a vending machine malfunctions and gives them all of its candy contents. But, over time, their relationship grows stale and they go on a retreat to rediscover their spark. While on a backpacking trip in the woods, they become lost and happen upon a stone bridge. They cross the bridge and find themselves in a seemingly idyllic town called Schmigadoon, where everyone acts, sings, and dances like they’re in a classic 1940s musical. The next morning, when they try to depart the magical town, a leprechaun (Short) tells Melissa and Josh that they cannot leave until they find true love.
Here’s the second season renewal announcement from Apple TV+:
Apple TV+ renews broadly acclaimed, AFI Award-winning comedy “Schmigadoon!” for season two
Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key, Academy Award-winner Ariana DeBose, Dove Cameron, Jaime Camil, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Ariana DeBose, Ann Harada, Jane Krakowski, Martin Short and Aaron Tveit are set to return for second season of musical comedy series from creator Cinco Paul and executive producer Lorne Michaels
Tituss Burgess and Patrick Page join the new season
Apple TV+ today announced that its hit AFI Award-winning musical comedy series “Schmigadoon!” has been renewed for a second season and will return with new original musical numbers from creator and executive producer Cinco Paul. Stars Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key, Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose, Dove Cameron, Jaime Camil, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Ann Harada, Jane Krakowski, Martin Short and Aaron Tveit are set to return, with Tituss Burgess and Patrick Page joining the cast for season two.
Having found true love in the town of Schmigadoon, season two of “Schmigadoon!” will find Josh (Key) and Melissa (Strong) in Schmicago, the world of ’60s and ’70s musicals.
Following its global debut on Apple TV+ last year, “Schmigadoon!” was honored with an AFI Award, and has received wide acclaim and accolades, including a Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for star Kristin Chenoweth.
The series hails from Broadway Video and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, “Schmigadoon!” is co-created by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Paul serves as showrunner and wrote all of the original songs for the series. Robert Luketic directs and co-executive produces. Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer serve as executive producers, Micah Frank serves as co-executive producer, and star Cecily Strong and Caroline Maroney serve as producers.
The complete first season of “Schmigadoon!” is now streaming on Apple TV+.
Season two of “Schmigadoon!” will join an expanding offering of global hit Apple Originals recently renewed for a second season, including “Severance,” “Pachinko,” “The Afterparty” and “Slow Horses,” as well as award-winning comedies “Ted Lasso,” “Mythic Quest,” “Dickinson” and more.
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What do you think? Have you watched the Schmigadoon! TV series on Apple TV+? Are you glad to hear that it’s been renewed for a second season?