Starz just signed on for a third season of Survivor’s Remorse, which is great news for fans of the basketball and family-oriented comedy series. While the comedy didn’t earn one of Starz’s signature early renewals, Season 2 did premiere just a few weeks ago and numbers are up compared to the amount of people who tuned in for Season 1. Sometimes comedies just take a little while for people to warm up to, and it turns out that Survivor’s Remorse may very well be one of those.
As noted prior, Survivor’s Remorse has been up in the ratings since Season 2 hit the schedule on August 22. The show now airs behind new comedy Blunt Talk starring Patrick Stewart, which may have helped the numbers some. It’s also possible that some people checked out Survivor’s Remorse after the show initially hit the schedule last year and then stuck with the show when it returned this fall. (It also probably helps that Starz is up in overall subscribers, as well.) Whatever the reason, Starz is reporting that Survivor’s Remorse’s audience has grown week to week, increasing a solid 18% from Week 1 to Week 2 in Live + same day numbers. There’s no reason to cancel a program when it is on an upswing.
Since Season 2 is still in the process of airing, we don’t have a ton of information regarding a third season of the comedy. Starz’s press release does note that Mike O’Malley will be back as showrunner for Season 3. In addition, if the shows stays true to pattern, we’ll be likely to get new episodes during the summer of 2016.
There are some vague, overarching plot spoilers in the next paragraph, if you want to go into the series fresh.
Survivor’s Remorse is the Atlanta-set, LeBron James-produced comedy about a hotshot basketball player named Cam who moves his family with him when he signs a deal to play in Atlanta. Basketball is the key to the money, but most of the funny stuff happens off the court. In the Season 2 premiere, for instance, the Calloway clan got kicked out of the condo after M-Chuck mentions she launched a lawn chair off the deck. They moved into a much bigger home in the suburbs, but that hasn’t kept the press from sniffing around. In fact, by the second episode, Cam has somehow become a victim of assault after footage of his tough sister (M-Chuck again) hitting him is leaked. Did I mention this show is full of shenanigans?
The Survivor’s Remorse renewal comes a little over a month after Starz also made the final decision on Black Sails, which will return for Season 4 in 2016. The subscription cable network’s programming lineup has been increasingly solid over the last several years and more new programming, including Ash Vs Evil Dead and Flesh and Bone, is on the way shortly.
Now, can we go ahead and get a second season of Blunt Talk, pretty please?
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