VH1 has renewed the mockumentary sitcom ‘Barely Famous’, ordering six more episodes of the comedy, which will return in 2016.
The Barely Famous series follows sisters Erin and Sara Foster offering a tongue-in-cheek perspective on reality TV and life in the Hollywood fast lane. In Barely Famous, Erin and Sara portray sisters that navigate the treacherous Los Angeles waters of career and dating, all while trying to maintain their picture perfect image.
Barely Famous highlights the most obvious and outlandish conventions of reality TV by centering around two sisters who say they would never do a reality show, but are being filmed by a camera crew. The sisters are followed through their awkward celebrity encounters and efforts to book their next big gig and when things go horribly wrong, as they tend to do, the ladies prove that living the Hollywood lifestyle isn’t easy, even if you’re born into it.
The first six-episode season of the series, which premiered in mid-March, has since averaged a total viewership of 166,000 viewers among adults 18-49 Live + 3 Day DVR.
Barely Famous Showrunner Jason A. Carbone commented on the renewal saying “We are thrilled that our audience fell in love with Erin and Sara and made Barely Famous appointment television and now, to have VH1 pickup season two is icing on the cake. We have lots more stories to tell and can’t wait to get to work.”
Barely Famous is executive produced by Jason Carbone & Nick Lee for Good Clean Fun and Oly Obst, Josh Lieberman & Kimberly Carver for 3 Arts. Erin and Sara Foster also serve as executive producers. Executive producing for VH1 are Susan Levison, Jill Holmes, Kristen Kelly, Fernando Mills and Tricia Biggio.
Barely Famous is set to return to the VH1 Network in 2016.
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