USA Network has renewed comedy series Sirens for a 13 episode second season.
Sirens follows a group of Chicago’s best EMTs who are rock stars professionally, but struggle to keep their personal lives in order. The Fox Television Studios produced half-hour effort is based on the British series of the same name and stars Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Kevin Bigley, Jessica McNamee and Josh Segarra.
With the renewal, the comedy has gone one better than its UK counterpart, which was cancelled by UK broadcaster Channel 4 after just one season. Sirens averaged 1.62 million viewers and currently ranks as cable’s top new comedy of 2014 in both total viewers and a 25-54 demo.
It also marks USA Network’s successful return to scripted comedy, an area that the NBCU cable network had steered clear of for several years. In addition to Sirens, USA’s comedy slate includes syndicated re-runs of the ABC hit Modern Family and original series’ Playing House, currently airing its first season, and Benched, which is slated to premiere in the Fall.
“Sirens resonated with a broad fan base, and we are excited to grow this new audience further, as season two promises a lot more laughs and irreverent humor,” said USA Network President Chris McCumber. “We’re pleased to continue our partnership with Denis Leary and Bob Fisher, whose unique brand of witty, off-kilter and laugh-out-loud writing is brought to life by the immensely talented cast.”