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Showtime Renews ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ for Season 2

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Showtime has picked-up comedy “I’m Dying Up Here” for a second season, with an order for 10 new episodes. Debuting on June 4, 2017, “I’m Dying Up here” explores L.A.’s famed ’70s stand-up comedy scene. Season one starred Oscar winner Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Treme”), Ari Graynor (“Bad Teacher”), Michael Angarano (“The Knick”), Clark Duke (“Hot Tub Time Machine”), Andrew Santino (“Mixology”), Erik Griffin (“Workaholics”), RJ Cyler (“Power Rangers”), Al Madrigal (“The Daily Show”) and Jake Lacy (“Obvious Child”) as part of a large ensemble cast. Created and executive produced by Dave Flebotte and executive produced by Jim Carrey, Michael Aguilar and Christina Wayne.

The series will go back into production in the fall.

The logline: “I’m Dying Up Here” delves into the inspired, damaged and complicated psyches of those who stand alone in front of an audience “dying” for fame, fortune and, with any luck, a shot on Johnny Carson. This fictional group of competitive but close-knit comedians is mentored by “Goldie” (Leo), a brassy comedy club owner who rules over her business with an iron fist, but nurtures her comedians with tough love. The series takes viewers behind the curtain of the comedy scene that birthed the careers of legends such as Richard Pryor, Robin Williams and David Letterman, showing there’s truly no such thing as an easy laugh.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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