Showtime’s presentation Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour included a number of key programming announcements, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The pay-cable network announced that the reality soap "Gigolos" has been renewed for a second season. In addition, Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins told the media that the baseball reality series "The Franchise" would also be back, but with a team other than the San Francisco Giants in the spotlight.
The plan for “The Franchise” appear to be positioning it as a baseball version of HBO’s football show “Hard Knocks.”
Nevins also indicated that "The Real L Word’s" chances for renewal have improved thanks to an increase in viewership, but he said the network has not yet decided its fate.