Fans of Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair’s USA comedy Playing House have been actively campaigning for the show’s renewal since it debut season ended back in June, but the network hasn’t given any indication about whether or not they plan to renew it. According to Deadline, USA has shifted its main focus to drama, and the future of Playing House doesn’t look very bright:
USA got off a decent start in original comedy with Sirens, which developed a loyal audience and averaged 1.6 million viewers and 880,000 adults 18-49, topping both recently renewed freshman FX comedies, Married and You’re The Worst, to rank as one of the top new basic cable comedy series this year. The other first-year USA comedy, Playing House, did not do well in the ratings though it was well received by critics. I hear its renewal odds do not look very good.
Between its low ratings and USA’s new drama push, it looks like Playing House might not survive into a second season. For more on the series, check out our review from June.