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.