HBO Renews Dramedy ‘Looking’ for Season 2

Looking TV review HBO

Looking” is no one-season stand for HBO. The pay cabler has renewed the dramedy about three gay friends in San Francisco for a sophomore year.

“Looking” premiered last month to a small audience, but has grown its audience with each of its last three episodes. The pickup comes as HBO sorts out its comedy slate with a renewal last week for “Getting On,” and cancellations after maiden seasons for comedies “Hello Ladies” and “Family Tree.”

Actors Lauren Weedman, Raul Castillo and Russell Tovey have been upped to series regular status. Jonathan Groff, Frankie Alvarez and Murray Bartlett play the show’s core trio.

Series was created by Michael Lannan, who originally wrote it as a feature prospect. He exec produces with showrunner Andrew Haigh and Sarah Condon.

Production on the next batch of episodes is slated to begin later this year in San Francisco.

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  1. I’m so happy Looking is coming back and with Raul Castillo (my favorite character on the show). It truly made my day!

  2. Agarcia says:

    Love HBO for giving this show time to flourish! Each episode gets better and better and there is nothing on television right now that compares! Great acting, realistic and solid story telling. Keep it coming

  3. tONY says:


  4. Great interview on Boys IN Tech with series creator on eve of season 2 announcement

  5. JP Lazarus says:

    Then don’t watch it.

  6. Sinkwriter says:

    I’m so glad to read it’s been renewed! Looking started out a little slow with the first episode or two, but these last few I’ve really enjoyed. I look forward to seeing what happens with all these guys. I especially liked the focus on Patrick and his new boyfriend (played by Jonathan Groff and Raul Castillo, both very charming, handsome and entertaining). Thank you, HBO, for giving this show a chance to flourish.

  7. Michael Lannan, JC Lee & John Hoffman, creator and writers of HBO’s “Looking” talk season 2 on ‘s “Boys In Tech”.

  8. AudiDo? says:

    Such greay news, I love this show! Thank you HBO!

  9. Ivan says:

    This is a very good show with excellent writing. And unlike Girls, there are at least some positive characteristics with the characters.

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