May 5, 2011

Workaholics Renewed for Second Season

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Comedy Central has renewed it's new television series, Workaholics for a 10-episode second season. The program debuted it's pilot on March 15, 2011, following The Roast of Donald Trump, and officially kicked off the season April 6. The show is doing pretty good numbers (not Tosh.0 numbers, but still pretty good), drawing 1.5 million in on the premiere episode at it's highest.

I've actually been watching this show and am a little surprised that it got renewed so early. The show is about three slackers fresh out of college who work as telemarketers and try to make it as adults. There are moments to the show that are very hilarious, but overall I feel like there's something missing from it. It's so hit-and-miss with it's comedy style that it's prevented me from blogging about it. The best thing it has going for it is it's contagion. Every time I finish watching it, I feel kind of befuddled about what I just witnessed, but I keep coming back for more. What really causes me to be on the fence about this show is that I love the characters and think they're very relatable, but the situations are too over the top in most episodes. If they just reel it in a little over the course of the next season, I think I'll develop a real love for the show.

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