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I'm Dying Up Here will do another set on Showtime

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With The Deuce set to make its impressive debut on Sunday, it looks like TV may be ready for yet another ’70s comeback. No, Vinyl is still very much shelved, but Variety reports that Showtime is signing on for another season of I’m Dying Up Here, the bell-bottomed period drama that explores Los Angeles’ nascent comedy scene. The series was developed by Dave Flebotte, who executive produces with Jim Carrey, from William Knoedelseder’s book of the same title.

The renewal’s a bit of surprise, since I’m Dying Up Here choked when it came to finding an audience; it was one of the lowest-rated shows on Showtime. But, as we’ve noted elsewhere, there are several things to recommend the show, including its cast. Melissa Leo stars as Goldie, the shrewd owner of a comedy club inspired by The Comedy Store. The stand-ups who try to win her favor or at least a spot are played by Andrew Santino, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Ari Graynor, R.J. Cyler, Jake Lacy, Al Madrigal, and Erik Griffin. So, you might want to leave your butterfly collars out even after The Deuce wraps.


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