Jim Carrey’s Showtime ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Renewed for Season 2
We won’t expect Twin Peaks on Showtime’s schedule next year, but at least one other drama will get a surprise return. The Jim Carrey-produced standup series I’m Dying Up Here will live another day, now renewed for Season 2
Despite the series’ low ratings and tepid reviews, The Hollywood Reporter confirms I’m Dying Up Here will return to production this fall for a 2018 Season 2 premiere. Curiously, the renewal is said to be “part of a larger package deal that also includes another show.”
The ‘70s-set series features a cast comprised of Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Clark Duke, Jake Lacy, Sebastian Stan, Erik Griffin and many more. I’m Dying Up Here is produced by Carrey and helmed by Dave Flebotte, adapting the William Knoedelseder non-fiction book of the same name. So reads the full synopsis:
It explores L.A.’s famed ‘70s stand-up comedy scene where the careers of legends such as David Letterman, Jay Leno and Richard Pryor were launched. The series 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. I’M DYING UP HERE stars Academy Award winner Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, RJ Cyler, Al Madrigal, and Jake Lacy as part of a large ensemble cast.
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. For Goldie and her crew, there’s truly no such thing as an easy laugh. Recurring guest stars include Stephen Guarino, Brianne Howey, Jon Daly, and Ginger Gonzaga.
You can watch the full first episode of I’m Dying Up Here below, and stay tuned for more on the Season 2 renewal.