Showtime is holding on to its new baby “SMILF.” The freshman comedy has been picked up for a second season, the network announced on Wednesday.
Frankie Shaw’s deliciously raw look at the life of a 20-something single mother, which also stars Rosie O’Donnell in her first series regular TV role, will air its season one finale New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
A first look at the episode will be available online and On Demand on Dec. 29.
The series will go back into production in 2018.
“From its first episode, the refreshingly honest point of view of SMILF broke through with audiences, the press and on social media,” said Gary Levine, Showtime’s president of programming. “Frankie Shaw is a creative force to be reckoned with and we love having her on SHOWTIME. Her show is funny and forthright, pointed and poignant, irreverent and relevant, all at once. We can’t wait to see where Frankie takes SMILF next season.”
The series — created, starring and executive produced by Shaw — is based on her Sundance Film Festival Jury Award-winning short film of the same name.
The comedy, which is produced by ABC Signature Studios, dropped on Nov. 5 and gave the network its biggest premiere week audience for a comedy since 2012.
“SMILF” airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. on Showtime.