Pop has picked up a 10-episode second season of Hot Date, the original sketch comedy series from Electus’ Big Breakfast and executive producer Will Arnett’s Electric Avenue Productions, inspired by the popular CollegeHumor digital series. The renewal was announced Wednesday by Pop president Brad Schwartz at TCA.
Starring husband and wife comedy duo Emily Axford and Brian K. Murphy, Season 2 of Hot Date will be set in a new city, New Orleans, and focus on the many eccentricities “The Big Easy” has to offer – from gluttonous bourbon-induced debauchery, to haunted Airbnb’s and more – while remaining centered on relational comedy. “Emily” and “Murph” are also planning a wedding and must attempt to navigate the various stresses that come with taking their relationship to the next level.
Hot Date is produced by Big Breakfast, an Electus company, with Drew Buckley, Chris Grant, Luke Kelly-Clyne, Sam Reich, Spencer Griffin and Matthew Pollock serving as executive producers. Arnett and Marc Forman executive produce via their Electric Avenue banner, and Peter Principato, Joel Zadak, Tucker Voorhees, Brian Steinberg and Bryan Walsh are executive producers for Artists First. Axford and Murphy also serve as executive producers.
“With Hot Date, we’ve been able to put an original spin on the relationship comedy, blending sketch and narrative elements in a way that really showcases Em and Murph’s incomparable comedic voices,” said Electus COO Buckley. “We’re pleased to be digging into another season with our tremendous partners at Pop and look forward to bringing viewers more episodes that identify and illuminate life’s ridiculous, yet all too real, characters and encounters.”