November 29, 2017

Showtime announced today that SMILF has been renewed for Season 2. The comedy, which premiered earlier this month, is off to a solid start through its first four episodes. Not only have critics been praising the show, but viewers have taken to it as well.

In its premiere week, SMILF drew a bigger audience than any other new comedy on the cable network since 2012. Viewers are sticking around too, with this week's episode giving the show its best night total since Episode 1.

Based on Frankie Shaw's 2015 Sundance Film Festival short film of the same name, SMILF follows a single mother in her twenties searching for a happy work-life balance. Shaw plays Bridgette, whose desires for relationships and a career are at odds with with the realities of young motherhood. Shaw also writes and directs on the series.

Production on Season 2 is slated to begin in 2018, with a likely premiere later in the year. For now new episodes are airing Sunday nights, with the season finale scheduled for December 31.