A show that has been a hit this summer despite having a title that some viewers consider unpleasant has been picked up for a second season.
TLC announced today that it will bring back “Dr. Pimple Popper,” with new episodes due in January 2019.
“The series has ranked #1 with W25-54 in its Wednesday 10:00 p.m. time period since its premiere on July 11,” the cable network said. “TLC’s hit digital series ‘Dr. Pimple Popper: This Is Zit’ has driven millions of views across Facebook Watch and TLC GO.”
Howard Lee, president and general manager of TLC, commented in the announcement: “We are delighted our viewers have embraced ‘Dr. Pimple Popper,’ making it a hit for TLC this summer. We look forward to giving viewers more of the fantastic Dr. Sandra Lee and showcasing how she tackles challenging conditions and, most importantly, improves her patients’ lives in the upcoming season.”
Lee, a leading dermatologist and Instagram and YouTube star, treats patients with unusual skin conditions on the show. The season finale airs this Wednesday, Aug. 15.
The series is produced by Ping Pong Productions for TLC.