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HBO’s “Looking” is renewed for a second season!

Sorry for the lack of posts – been busy writing about Texas and gay marriage over at Gay Star News.

But did want to quickly let you know that HBO has renewed Looking for a second season – and Russell Tovey has been upgraded to series regular.

I’ll add to this post shortly but wanted to put it out there for you.

UPDATE: With ratings on the rise, HBO confirmed today that it has renewed the gay dramedy Looking for a second season.

In addition, the pay cable channel has elevated recurring cast members Russell Tovey (Kevin) Lauren Weedman (Doris) and Raúl Castillo (Richie) to series regulars.

The series stars Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett as gay best friends navigating life and love in modern-day San Francisco.

Six of season one’s episodes have aired with the most recent episode achieving a series high of 519,000 viewers on its initial airing.

The show’s premiere episode last month drew 338,000 viewers on its first airing which was a dramatic fall from the 779,000 viewers that its lead-in, Girls, had.

The show’s creator, Mike Lannan, told me last week that he was very hopeful there will be a second season of the show.

‘HBO has been really supportive of the show from the beginning and they’ve been really proud of it,’ he said after a special Writers Guild of America panel on the show in Los Angeles.

Nick Hall, the HBO executive behind the show, told me at the same event: ‘Each of our shows that we do are kind of designed to meet certain expectations. Of course you always want your show to be seen by as many people as possible but I do think it’s been really critically revered and it’s a show that people are talking about in a good way.’

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  1. Fantastic news!

  2. I LOVE this show! It has been slow, but for a good reason. The producers are developing the characters and the storyline of a very realistic scene in San Francisco. I watch these episodes twice – once without the caption to see all of the pretty faces and capture the essence of the plot. Then later, with the closed caption on, I truly love the dialogue between the characters and the little sweet nothings that are shared in these relationships. Excellent acting and well written – I know this will be a series that will certainly grow in popularity.

  3. Odd tv day for me-Looking gets renewed(YAY), Being Human gets cancelled(major bummer).

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