Starz has handed out another early series renewal. This time, the cable channel has picked up a second season of their original comedy Survivor’s Remorse. The TV show debuted last Saturday with the first of six episodes. Season two will have 10 installments.
Here’s the press release:
STARZ PICKS UP SECOND SEASON OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES “SURVIVOR’S REMORSE”
“…WICKEDLY IRREVERENT” – The New York Times
“A SLAM DUNK” – The Wall Street Journal
“BRACINGLY TIMELY” – TV Guide
“SCREAMINGLY FUNNY” – Washington Post
Beverly Hills, Calif., October 10, 2014 – Starz announced today a season two pick up of the critically acclaimed slam dunk STARZ Original Series “Survivor’s Remorse” from executive producers Tom Werner, Maverick Carter, LeBron James, Mike O’Malley, Paul Wachter and Victor Levin. The sophomore season of the half-hour scripted comedy series will feature 10 episodes – up from its six-episode first season.
The first episode of “Survivor’s Remorse” debuted on October 4 on STARZ with a multiplatform performance of 1.3 million viewers in the first week.*
“We’re thrilled with the overwhelming critical acclaim ‘Survivors Remorse’ has received and we look forward to continuing our partnership with such an all-star team,” said Chris Albrecht, CEO of Starz.
Starz retains all domestic and international multiplatform rights including television, home entertainment, and digital.
About “Survivor’s Remorse”
“Survivor’s Remorse” follows Cam Calloway, played by Jessie T. Usher, a basketball phenom in his early 20’s who is suddenly thrust into the limelight after signing a multi-million dollar contract with a professional basketball team in Atlanta. Cam, along with his cousin and confidant Reggie Vaughn, played by RonReaco Lee, move to Georgia to start Cam’s journey to success. The two confront the challenges of carrying needy family members and their strong ties to the impoverished community that they come from. Cam, Reggie and an unforgettable group of characters wrestle with the rewards and pitfalls of stardom, love, and loyalty.
The cast also includes Erica Ash as M-Chuck, the sister of Cam Calloway; Teyonah Parris as Reggie’s wife Missy; Tichina Arnold (“Martin,” “Everybody Hates Chris”) as Cassie, Cam’s mother; and Mike Epps (“Being Mary Jane,” The Hangover, the Friday franchise) as Cam’s Uncle Julius.
Mike O’Malley, consulting producer and Emmy(R)-nominated actor for his role on “Glee,” serves as executive producer and showrunner for “Survivor’s Remorse.” Tom Werner, Chairman of the Boston Red Sox and LeBron James executive produce with Maverick Carter, sports marketing executive and LeBron James’s business partner; Paul Wachter, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Main Street Advisors, and Victor Levin (“Mad Men,” “Mad About You”).
For more information visit the “Survivor’s Remorse” Facebook page and follow @SRemorse_Starz on Twitter. Join the conversation with #SurvivorsRemorse and #STARZ.
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Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ(R) and ENCORE(R) pay TV networks which showcase premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies. As of June 30, 2014, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 55.9 million subscribers, including 22.0 million at STARZ, and 33.9 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S. STARZ(R) and ENCORE(R), along with Starz Networks’ third network MOVIEPLEX(R), air more than 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks, complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television. Starz Distribution’s home video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment content for itself and third parties. Starz Animation produces animated TV and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.
*SOURCE: Based on STARZ internal estimates of Nielsen (NPower), Rentrak (On Demand Essentials), internal broadband and partner data as of 10/9/14. Subject to further qualifications available upon request.
What do you think? Have you been watching Survivor’s Remorse on Starz? Will you be watching season two?