Only two episodes into its run, "The Sarah Silverman Program" has been ordered up for a second season by Comedy Central.
The cable network announced on Tuesday (Feb. 13) that the sophomore installment of "The Sarah Silverman Program" will be a 14-episode run, beginning with seven episodes to premiere in the fall.
"We couldn't be happier with the success of 'The Sarah Silverman Program,'" says Lauren Corrao, Comedy Central's executive vice president for original programming and development. "The exceptional critical acclaim combined with the fantastic ratings has created a new Thursday night destination for our viewers. The show is smart, innovative, irreverent and politically incorrect -- that, to me, is the purest example of a Comedy Central success."
To the network's release, Silverman added only the comment, "Sweet!"
"The Sarah Silverman Program" stars comic Sarah Silverman as Sarah Silverman, a young woman whose daily life consists of scripted scenes and musical numbers. Co-stars in Silverman's life include her real-life sister Laura Silverman, as well as comics Brian Posehn, Steve Agee and Jay Johnston.
The series premiered on Feb. 1 and became Comedy Central's most successful primetime launch since 2004. The first two episodes averaged 1.7 million viewers and 1.3 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic. The network boasts that "The Sarah Silverman Program" has won its 10:30-11:00 p.m. time slot for both cable and broadcast among males 18-24 both of its weeks on air.