TBS renews ‘Ripley’s’ for 2nd season

Cain to return as host

NEW YORK — TBS has renewed “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” from Columbia TriStar Television Distribution for a second season. Host Dean Cain will return for the 22-episode second season of the original series, which will begin airing in January.

Series, which is averaging a 2.7 primetime household rating, is basic cable’s top nonsports series for the season among key adult demos. When “Ripley’s” premiered on Jan. 12, 2000, it earned a 3.3 rating in cable homes and delivered a record-breaking 2.6 million households, basic cable’s largest household audience ever for an original series premiere, excluding sports.

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