With the season one finale coming up, Showtime announced today that it has greenlighted a second season of the comedy series “SMILF.”
The season one finale is set to air on Sunday, Dec. 31, with a special preview available online and On Demand on Friday, Dec. 29. The show will go back into production in 2018, the pay-cable channel said.
Gary Levine, President of Programming for Showtime Networks Inc., made the announcement. The show was created by Frankie Shaw, who also stars and executive produces.
“From its first episode, the refreshingly honest point of view of ‘SMILF’ broke through with audiences, the press and on social media,” said Levine. “Frankie Shaw is a creative force to be reckoned with and we love having her on Showtime. Her show is funny and forthright, pointed and poignant, irreverent and relevant, all at once. We can’t wait to see where Frankie takes ‘SMILF’ next season.”
In today’s announcement, Showtime describes “SMILF” as “a raw, honest look at the life of a 20-something single mom.” The series is based on Shaw’s Sundance Film Festival Jury Award-winning short film of the same name.
The series also stars Rosie O’Donnell in her first series regular TV role.
“SMILF” debuted with the biggest premiere week audience for a new Showtime comedy since 2012, the network announced, and had its best total night this week since the series premiere. The series is currently averaging 4.4 million weekly viewers across platforms, according to Showtime.