Ziwe is sticking around for another season as a part of Showtime’s late-night schedule. The cable channel has renewed the variety series, hosted by comedian Ziwe Fumudoh, for a second season of 12 episodes which will be split into two parts.
Showtime revealed more about the decision to renew Ziwe in a press release.
“SHOWTIME has renewed the critically acclaimed late-night variety sketch series ZIWE, starring and executive produced by Ziwe (DESUS & MERO®), for a second season of 12 episodes to be split into two installments. The inaugural season of ZIWE included interviews with Phoebe Bridgers, Fran Lebowitz, Andrew Yang, Eboni K. Williams, Gloria Steinem and Stacey Abrams, along with musical performances by Ziwe, sketches and more – including unscripted and unpredictable interactions with everyday people.
“This show has exceeded my wildest imagination thanks to my brilliant cast, crew and iconic guests,” said Ziwe. “I am famously delighted to continue my collaboration with Showtime and A24.”
Previously, Ziwe wrote for DESUS & MERO, OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT and Dickinson and rose to viral popularity with her ground-breaking and provocative Instagram Live series questioning cultural figures on race. She has also voiced Kamala Harris and other roles for OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT, as well as Tooning Out the News, and appears in her own Pop Show, which she created and performs at Brooklyn’s Union Hall with original pop songs off her album Generation Ziwe. ZIWE is produced by A24 for SHOWTIME. In addition to Ziwe, Jamund Washington and Hunter Speese serve as executive producers.”
A premiere date for season two of Ziwe will be announced at a later date.
What do you think? Did you watch season one of Ziwe on Showtime? Do you plan to watch season two?