‘Playing House’ Renewed for Season 3 at USA Network

Playing House Season 3 renewed

Playing House” has been renewed for a third season.

The announcement was made Thursday at Television Critics Association in Pasadena, Calif., where the series’ stars Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair made a surprise appearance at the bi-annual press tour.

Interrupting USA Network president Chris McCumber at TCA in a funny, unexpected skit, Parham and St. Clair bombarded their boss, asking about a renewal, saying, “It just would be such a shame because the show ended up on multiple lists for 2015.” The ladies then ensued to scream with happiness when McCumber announced the pickup.

Hailing from Universal Cable Productions, the series was created by Parham and St. Claire, whose real -life friendship inspired the fan-favorite show.

Though the comedy has an avidly passionate following, “Playing House” struggled to gain traction last summer in its second season. Its eight episodes on Tuesday nights averaged about 600,000 viewers, including 350,000 in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates. However, as the creators/stars mentioned, the comedy has received much critical praise.

In addition to “Playing House” being renewed, McCumber also announced the series pickup for “Falling Water” from “The Walking Dead’s” Gale Anne Hurd.

No premiere date was announced for the third season of “Playing House.”

Rick Kissel contributed to this report.

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  1. Steph says:

    Love this show. It’s very well written and the acting is superb. I hope if comes back soon and I hope it’s around for many years.

  2. H. Ogden says:

    Can. Not. Wait! The comedic chemistry on this show is amazing and I’ve been waiting for season 3!

  3. Kay says:

    This show is great, it’s just not a great fit for USA. That’s why it struggles to find an audience. FX would be a much better fit & USA doesn’t do a good job promoting it either.

  4. Kiki says:

    I am so happy and elated they renewed. This is one of the best shows on TV.

  5. Patricia Vig says:


  6. shellybort says:

    BEST SHOW ON TV!!!!!! <3 <3 get your digiorno's ready, jammers. its time to pump it up.

  7. Rena Moretti says:

    Those aren’t just bad ratings… They’re atrociously bad ratings. They’re even worse than mega-flop Mr. Robot bad ratings.

    But hey… it’s on a bunch of “lists” (presumably from critics audiences are happy to ignore) so let’s waste more money and dig a bigger hole for the network.

    Well done Mr. McCumber (I assume your goal is to kill USA’s audience so it can be taken off the air…)

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