IFC gives ‘Maron’ second season
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The issues (and the cat love) will continue. IFC has renewed “Maron” for a second season.
The self-referential comedy, starring comedian and podcaster Marc Maron, will return with 13 half-hour episodes in its second outing, up from this season’s 10.
The series, taking a page from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Louie,” follows the quirky and sardonic comedian’s sad and foolish adventures. If that weren’t enough of a task, Maron also serves as the creator, writer and executive producer.
Formerly a host on left-leaning talk radio network Air America, Maron developed a following with his “WTF With Marc Maron” podcast, which features interviews with comedians from his garage. It’s a setup reflected in the TV show. Folks such as Denis Leary (also an executive producer), Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Garlin, Mark Duplass and Ileana Douglas have passed through.
“In many ways, Marc is a perfect representation of IFC and our approach to comedy,” said Jennifer Caserta, president and general manager of IFC, in a statement. “He also seems to be in need of a less dysfunctional family, so we’re happy he’s returning to ours for an expanded second season.”
The second season will roll out in 2014.
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