SMILF has been renewed for Season 2 at Showtime, the premium cable network announced on Wednesday. The comedy series has averaged 4.4 million viewers per episode across platforms and was renewed after only four episodes into its first season.
“From its first episode, the refreshingly honest point of view of SMILF broke through with audiences, the press and on social media,” said Gary Levine, President of Programming at Showtime. “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.”
Shaw serves as the creator, executive producer, and star in the series. Based on her Sundance Film Festival Short Film jury-award winner, Shaw stars as Bridgette Bird who is a young woman from Boston whose desires for relationships, sex and a career collide with the realities of working-class single motherhood. Shaw stars alongside Rosie O’Donnell who plays her mother in the show. The other cast members are Miguel Gomez, Samara Weaving, and Alexandra and Anna Reimer. Shaw executive produces alongside Michael London, Lee Eisenberg, and Scott King. She also wrote and directed the pilot of SMILF. ABC Signature Studios produces the Showtime series as a co-production with the network.
SMILF debuted with the biggest premiere week audience for a new Showtime comedy since 2012. The series received positive feedback from critics and was a breakout hit since its premiere on November 5.
SMILF currently airs on Sunday nights at 10 PM ET/PT on Showtime. Production on Season 2 of the comedy series will start next year.