The Gallaghers are staying in business.
Showtime has announced at the TCA Winter Press Tour that it has ordered a seventh season of its hit drama (or comedy, according to several awards) for a seventh season.
Production is set to begin later this year. Here’s hoping that maybe the show would opt for a spring-summer season for once. Would be a nice change of scenery for the long-running series.
Addditionally, the Pay TV channel has ordered a new comedy. “I’m Dying Here”, executive produced by Jim Carrey, will star Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Andrew Santino And RJ Cyler, and is set in the 1970s stand-up comedy scene.
The new show centers on up and coming comedians in LA in the 1970s, who are mentored by Goldie (Leo), a brassy comedy club owner who rules over her business with an iron fist and nurtures her comedians with tough love. Graynor, Santino, Cyler, Griffin and Guarino co-star as the main stand-ups at the club. Angarano and Duke will play ballsy young comedians from Boston who move to L.A. with the hopes of making it big.
Guest stars in the first season include Alfred Molina, Sebastian Stan, Robert Forster, Jon Daly, Al Madrigal, Dylan Baker (The Good Wife), Brianne Howey, Ginger Gonzaga and Cathy Moriarty.