The summer dramedy will return for a second season.
September 8, 2017
Showtime announced today that I'm Dying Up Here has been renewed for Season 2. The dramedy aired its freshman season over the summer but struggled to attract a substantial audience over its 10-episode run.
The series averaged roughly 142,000 viewers while ranking as the cable network's lowest-rated scripted original. On the plus side, though, the show saw its viewership increase in each of its last three episodes, with the season finale drawing its biggest audience of the season.
Set in the early days of L.A.'s standup comedy scene in the 1970s, I'm Dying Up Here follows a group of up-and-coming comics vying for their chance to perform at Goldie's, the most-popular standup club in Los Angeles. But to do so they will have to brave the pain of sharing their innermost thoughts and darkest secrets in the name of getting a laugh, while trying to win over the club's ruthless owner, who rules the Sunset Strip.
Production on Season 2 is slated to begin this fall, with a premiere sometime in 2018.
09/11/17 at 00:29am
great show !!! great news !!! it takes a few episodes to find it's stride , but by the time it ends the season you want to re-watch asap. totally recommend !!!
09/10/17 at 06:44am
I like this show. Having watched all the episodes as they aired and then went back and watched all 10 again in one sitting from the DVR a couple weeks ago. It did suffer from an uneven start. I felt like it was just hitting it's stride during the last 3 episodes. I'm happy to see it's coming back. I thought for sure it would suffer the same fate as 'Vinyl'
09/09/17 at 11:55am
@azentropy - I had similar feelings. The show got off to an uneven start, but it got much better. I recommend that you resume watching it.
09/08/17 at 08:32pm
I thought this was an okay show but that it would share the same fate as that show roadies. Glad to see showtime giving it another chance
09/08/17 at 08:23pm
Well it's not as great as other Showtime shows... but it's not bad.
09/08/17 at 06:18pm
Great news. Not a perfect show by any means but one with a lot of potential that it'll hopefully reach in its second season.
09/08/17 at 05:30pm
Watched the first two episodes and I thought it was just "okay". Haven't gone back to watch any of the other episodes.
09/08/17 at 02:52pm