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Comedy Series Renewed

Jun 18, 2019  •  Post A Comment

A comedy series that recently wrapped up its season will be returning in 2020 for season two. WarnerMedia’s truTV announced the renewal today for “Tacoma FD,” from co-creators and stars Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme of the “Super Troopers” movie franchise.

“Tacoma FD” launched as the No. 1 new cable comedy among young adults when it premiered earlier this year and finished the season among cable’s top 5 scripted comedies. The show’s 10-episode first season wrapped May 30.

The 13-episode order for season two will go in to pre-production later this year.

truTV notes that the half-hour show is set in a firehouse in one of America’s rainiest cities. “Light on blazes that need extinguishing, these firefighters keep themselves entertained with creative competitions, friendly first responder rivalries and no shortage of bizarre emergency calls,” the announcement notes.

Chief Terry McConky (Heffernan) and Captain Eddie Penisi (Lemme) lead the firehouse shenanigans and are joined by an eclectic crew played by Eugene Cordero (Andy), Marcus Henderson (Granny), Gabriel Hogan (Ike) and Hassie Harrison (Lucy).

“Dubbed ‘one of the year’s best comedies’ (Den of Geek) and with a 96% fresh audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, ‘Tacoma FD’ quickly resonated with fans due to its affable ensemble cast and signature sense of humor that has cultivated a massive, passionate fan base — one that has reliably followed Heffernan and Lemme from movies to cable,” truTV notes.

In a joint statement, Lemme and Heffernan are quoted saying: “While we realize this should be a time for rejoicing, our first thought is: ‘Damn, guess we gotta grow those mustaches back.'”

“Tacoma FD” is executive produced by Heffernan and Lemme along with David Miner and Greg Walter from 3 Arts Entertainment and Kyle Clark from Silverscreen Pictures.

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