Netflix Renews ‘Lady Dynamite,’ ‘Chelsea,’ ‘Real Rob’ for Second Seasons

TCA 2016: Streaming service also casts Jennifer Garner in new animated kids series “Llama Llama”

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“Lady Dynamite,” “Chelsea” and “Real Rob” have all been renewed for second seasons on Netflix, the streaming service announced on Wednesday at the TCA summer press tour.

“Lady Dynamite” is a single-camera comedy series based on the life of actor-comedian Maria Bamford. The episodes are often refracted across multiple time periods inspired by Bamford’s life.

The show also stars Fred Melamed as Bamford’s manager and friend Bruce Ben-Bacharach and Mary Kay Place as Bamford’s mother. Guest stars include Patton Oswalt, Ana Gasteyer, Jon Cryer, Mira Sorvino, Brandon Routh, Dean Cain, Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro and Jenny Slate. Pam Brady, Mitch Hurwitz and Maria Bamford are executive producers.

“Chelsea,” the new documentary series from Chelsea Handler, follows the comedian as she travels around the world to explore important subjects. “Chelsea” features celebrities, dignitaries and guests engaging in conversations about topics like international cultures, alternative lifestyles, education, health, sports, parenting, politics and more.

“Real Rob” is loosely based on the life of comedian and actor Rob Schneider, interspersed with his ​s​tand-​u​p ​comedy performances. The eight-episode second season, now a Netflix original series, stars and is produced and directed by Schneider.

All three shows’ second seasons will premiere on Netflix in 2017.

In addition, Jennifer Garner has joined the voice cast of the upcoming animated series “Llama Llama,” in the role of Mama Llama. Based on the best-selling book series by author and illustrator Anna Dewdney, the show tells tales about childhood moments and adventures, as well as the special connections between lead character Llama, his family and best friends.