Starz has picked up their sports comedy Survivor’s Remorse for a ten episode fourth season, the network announced on Wednesday.
The renewal comes more than half way through the show’s third season and after it has posted sizeable ratings increases compared to last season; due in no small part to a time-slot change from Saturday to Sunday nights.
Season-to-date, the third season of Survivor’s Remorse has been averaging 2.9 million viewers per episode among all reportable platforms; an increase of more than 20 percent on the season two average and 60 percent on the season one average. The sixth episode of the season registered a 20 percent gain over the previous week, making it the second highest viewing ever for the series.
“We are thrilled to renew ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ for a fourth season,” said Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz. “Critics have consistently called it one of the smartest and funniest comedies on television and we are delighted to see audiences embracing the characters and the storyline with that same enthusiasm. Mike O’Malley and his tremendously talented team of writers and actors boldly tackle today’s most pressing issues, from race, class, sex, and politics, to love and loss, but with such a deft touch that nothing ever feels heavy-handed.
“In the Calloways, O’Malley has created a modern family bound by heart and humor, who remain completely relatable despite dealing with the ‘pro-money and pro-problems’ that come with Cam’s position as one of the top basketball stars in the nation”, Zlotnik concluded.
“I’m incredibly proud of the team at ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ and what we’ve built,” added executive producer LeBron James. “The show grew so much this year, attracting new fans and reaching new levels of popularity. I want to thank all the fans who’ve made ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ a success and the team at Starz for all of their support.”
Survivor’s Remorse hails from executive producers Mike O’Malley, Tom Werner, LeBron James and Maverick Carter for SpringHill Entertainment, Paul Wachter, Victor Levin and Hilton Smith.