FXX Orders Second Season of Its Acclaimed Hit Comedy
FX Networks' #1-Ranked Comedy Series Ever
Breakout First Season of DAVE Is Averaging 5.32 Million Total Viewers (and Growing)
Per Episode Across Linear, VOD and Streaming,
Surpassing Season One of the Award-Winning Hit Series Atlanta
Season Two Slated for 2021
The Complete First Season Available for Streaming on FX on Hulu
LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2020 - FXX's critically acclaimed hit comedy series DAVE has been renewed for a second season, which will bow in 2021, it was announced today by Nick Grad, President, Original Programming, FX Entertainment.
The recently concluded first season of DAVE is FX Networks' most-watched comedy series ever with an average episodic audience of 5.32 million Total Viewers to-date across linear, VOD and streaming, and that number is growing. The total audience for DAVE tops the previous FX record holder Atlanta, which averaged 5.2 million Total Viewers on all platforms in its first season.
Grad said, "Co-Creators Dave Burd and Jeff Schaffer, along with their entire creative team have delivered one of television's best comedies series while becoming FX's most-watched comedy ever. That is an extraordinary achievement for Dave, the cast and crew as they teamed to make a memorable and brilliant season of television."
The complete 10-episode first season is available for streaming FX on Hulu.
"We set out to make something special and it's so gratifying to see the response this show has gotten," said Burd. "This was my first rodeo, so I'm super excited to take another crack at it now that I've got some experience making television. It really feels like the sky is the limit with this show. I look forward to raising the bar even higher next year."
Schaffer added, "I am just so glad FX was crazy enough to give Dave Burd a TV show, and smart enough to make it better every step of the way. I'm really looking forward to another season - there are still parts of Dave's anatomy we haven't subjected America to."
Based on the life of rapper and comedian Dave Burd, a.k.a Lil Dicky, FXX's DAVE is centered on a neurotic man in his late twenties who has convinced himself that he's destined to be one of the best rappers of all time. Now he must convince his closest friends, because with their help, he actually might convince the world. The series stars Dave Burd ("Dave"), Taylor Misiak ("Ally"), Andrew Santino ("Mike"), GaTa ("GaTa"), Travis Bennett ("Elz") and Christine Ko ("Emma"). The first season has also featured notable guest stars including Justin Bieber, Young Thug, Trippie Redd and Kourtney Kardashian.
DAVE is co-created by Dave Burd and Jeff Schaffer (The League, Curb Your Enthusiasm), and executive produced by the pair along with Saladin Patterson (Psych, The Big Bang Theory), Kevin Hart and Hartbeat Productions (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, TKO: Total Knock Out, Real Husbands of Hollywood), Scooter Braun and SB Projects, Greg Mottola (Adventureland, Superbad), Marty Bowen (Mr. Mercedes, Rosewood), James Shin, Scott Manson for SB Projects and Mike Hertz. The series is produced by FX Productions.
FXX is the newest basic cable entertainment network from FX Networks which launched on September 2, 2013. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the Emmy(R) Award winning comedy series Archer, DAVE and Cake, a weekly showcase of short-form comedy programming. FXX is also the cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history. FXX is carried in 81 million homes.
About FX Productions
FX Productions (FXP) produces the FX drama series Snowfall and the upcoming Y: The Last Man; and co-produces Pose, Mayans M.C., Taboo and the half-hour series Mr Inbetween. FXP produces the FX comedy series Atlanta, Better Things and What We Do in the Shadows, and the FXX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer and DAVE. FXP also produces the limited series Devs and Mrs. America, and the upcoming A Teacher and Shogun; and co-produces the limited series American Crime Story, Fargo and the FX original movie A Christmas Carol. Past award-winning series co-produced by FXP include The Americans, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, Damages and Rescue Me.