Pete Holmes is going to stay on a lot more friends’ couches: HBO has renewed his series “Crashing” for a second season, it was announced Wednesday.
The series, executive produced by Holmes and Judd Apatow, began airing its eight-episode first season on Feb. 19, and has received largely positive reviews from critics. It stars Holmes as a less-successful version of himself — a young comedian who couch-surfs after his wife abruptly leaves him. It’s based in part on Holmes’ own divorce and early years in comedy.
“Pete and Judd have proven to be the ultimate ambassadors for the standup comedy world,” said Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of HBO Programming. “I’m delighted by the response to the show and am thrilled to welcome them back for a second season.”
Alongside Holmes and Apatow, Judah Miller serves as co-executive producer on the series. Oren Brimer, Josh Church, Igor Srubshchik and Dave Rath also produce.
Lauren Lapkus and George Basil also star, as Holmes’ ex and her art-teacher new lover. Dave Attell, Hannibal Burress, Artie Lange, T.J. Miller, Jim Norton, Rachael Ray and Sarah Silverman are among the comedians making appearances on the show as themselves in Season 1, as Holmes’ character learns the ins and outs of the chaotic, unforgiving New York City comedy scene.