We've Got Hollywood Covered

IFC Gives Season 2 Renewal to ‘Stan Against Evil’

Horror-comedy series has built viewership since Halloween premiere

IFC has renewed its horror-comedy series “Stan Against Evil” for a second season, the network announced Tuesday.

The series is one of IFC’s strongest performing original programs ever, premiering Halloween week and building viewership since.

“Stan” follows the story of Stan Miller (John McGinley), a small-town New England sheriff who’s forced into retirement but is having trouble letting go of the job. He forms an unlikely alliance with the new sheriff, Evie Barret (Janet Varney), in an effort to battle demons who plague the town, which was built on the site of a witch burning from the 1600s.

“It was so great to see ‘Stan’ connect with fans,” Dana Gould (pictured), the show’s creator, wrote in a statement. “Thanks to DVRs, the audience more than doubled each week. That amazed me. I love the characters and I love the world, and I’m very grateful we all get to go back to Willard’s Mill and blow up more stuff.”

“‘Stan Against Evil’ instantly connected with IFC viewers, making it one of the network’s most popular original series launches to date,” IFC President Jennifer Casterta wrote.