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‘South Side’ Renewed for Season 2 by Comedy Central

Pickup comes midway through freshman run

Comedy Central has renewed “South Side” for a second season.

The series hails from co-creators, executive producers and stars Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle. “South Side” follows two friends who just graduated from community college and work at a rent-to-own store in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.

“South Side is a truly unique and special show – one that is first and foremost incredibly funny, but also redefines perceptions of Chicago through storytelling and humor,” Jonas Larsen and Sarah Babineau, co-heads of Original Content for Comedy Central, said. “Diallo, Bashir and Michael have created such an incredible comedic world with this show and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for season two.”

Through the first five episodes, “South Side” is averaging a 1.02 rating among African-American viewers between the ages of 18 and 49, factoring in three days of delayed viewing. That makes it Comedy Central’s highest-rated new series in that demo since “Key & Peele’s” first season in 2012.

Salahuddin, Riddle, and Michael Blieden – all “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” alumni – are executive producers. Kellyn Parker and Kelci Parker are executives in charge of the show for Comedy Central.

“Our mission is to show the world the joy of Chicago,” Salahuddin, Riddle and Blieden said. “Comedy Central has been a fantastic creative partner in this effort. They allow all the Chicagoans who make this show possible to create with zero compromises. We are blessed.”