TV One's comedy "The Rickey Smiley Show" has been picked up for a second season.
The network broke the news Monday, ordering twenty-six episodes, with the goal of premiering season two this Summer.
Launched last Summer, "The Rickey Smiley Show" was well received, leaving TV One President Alfred Liggins impressed enough to push for another round of hilarious episodes.
"We couldn't be more pleased with the positive reaction to The Rickey Smiley Show," says Alfred Liggins, President and CEO, TV One. "The show's humor and comedic performances have made it a weekly must watch and we're thrilled to offer it as part of a dynamic slate of original programming that is clearly resonating with audiences."
The Rickey Smiley Show stars comedian and nationally syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley. In the series loosely based on his life, Smiley plays a popular national radio personality who is a single father trying to balance his family life – including his ex-wife – and career in the spotlight.
The half-hour multi-camera comedy also stars multi-platinum artist and actor Ray J as Kenny, Smiley's morning show producer and protégé; J Anthony Brown as Rickey's radio station manager Maurice, aka "Mo-Sweets" from his earlier rap career; veteran actress Roz Ryan as Aunt Sylvia; Jay Lewis as Rickey's 18-year-old son Brandon; Ajiona Alexus as Smiley's 16-year-old daughter De'Anna; Gabriel Burgess as his youngest son Aaron; Noree Victoria as his business manager Simone Renee Jackson; and Demetria McKinney as Rickey's uber-career oriented ex-wife, Monica.
"The Rickey Smiley Show" returns Summer 2013 on TV One.