Critically acclaimed ‘Crashing’ renewed by HBO for season 2

HBO has renewed “Crashing” for a second season after only four episodes have aired. This witty comedy series was created by and stars Pete Holmes as a suburban man at a crossroads. After his wife leaves him, he decides to move to New York City to pursue his dream of being a comedian. The title refers to his new circumstances which require him to “crash” with other striving stand-ups.

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Holmes has had a hand in writing all eight episodes of the freshman season. The well-received pilot, which aired Feb. 19, was helmed by his pal Judd Apatow and the two are credited as executive producers as well. “Crashing” earned an impressive 93 at Rotten Tomatoes and a respectable 73 at MetaCritic.

Among the critical raves, Time said that Holmes “delights at every turn,” while the St. Louis Post-Dispatch hailed the show as “poignant and also genuinely funny,” and Entertainment Weekly noted, “Holmes is terrific as the show’s emotional core.”

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In making the announcement of the early renewal, HBO Programming executive vice president Amy Gravitt said, “Pete and Judd have proven to be the ultimate ambassadors for the standup comedy world. I’m delighted by the response to the show and am thrilled to welcome them back for a second season.”

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