May 11, 2012
NBC has renewed freshman comedy Whitney for a second season. The series premiered last September and pulled in modest ratings over the course of its 22 episode run. Not receiving such good news today was its time slot companion laugher Are You There, Chelsea? It was cancelled earlier today.
To compare the ratings differences between the two - which obviously factored into today's news: Whitney averaged a 1.7 in the adults 18-49 demographic while Chelsea averaged a lower 1.4. Not a huge difference, but seeing as Whitney was already considered on-the-bubble for renewal, anything lower wouldn't stand much of a chance at coming back.
There is no word on the number of episodes ordered for Season 2 of Whitney, nor is a return date known at this time.
(Source: TV by the Numbers)