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NBC renews Greg Poehler comedy 'Welcome to Sweden'

NBC renews Greg Poehler comedy 'Welcome to Sweden'

NBC is racking up its frequent-flier miles, renewing the Greg Poehler comedy "Welcome to Sweden" for a second season.

Yes, that Poehler. The fish-out-of-water import is the bro of NBC's prized funnywoman Amy Poehler. And while his sister served as an executive producer on the project, that's where her two cents mostly stopped. Greg conceived it, executive produced it, starred in it and served as its head writer and show runner.

Which made sense since the half-hour comedy was based loosely on Poehler's life -- a guy moves to Sweden for love, and the culture clash produced comedy.

NBC's renewal comes after the comedy had already been picked up for a second season in Sweden, where it was quite the hit, on TV4. NBC has picked up the series for a second outing of 10 episodes.

The first season rolled out earlier this summer and has averaged a 0.8 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demo and 2.9 million total viewers in live plus same-day tallies -- low, but good for this summer's crop of broadcast shows.

A return date for its second batch has not been set.

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