Deadline reports that MTV has picked up its freshman comedy series Faking It for a second season. According to the report the scripted comedy series will return for a 10 episode second season (no estimated season two premiere date has been given).
Faking It is MTV’s highest-rated new series launch so far this year, managing to average a 1.5 in the 12-34 age demo and 1.4 million total viewers each week. Following MTV comedy hit Awkward at 10:30/9:30c, the series has managed to retain 90 percent of its lead-in’s audience and ranks regularly in the Top 10 most socially-engaged primetime cable series on Tuesday nights.
Faking It‘s ability to retain nearly all of Awkward‘s lead-in is just one of the many reasons MTV president of programming Susanne Daniels is happy to bring the series back for a second season:
“Faking It has proved to be the perfect companion show to Awkward. We’re excited about Carter Covington’s delicious plans for season two.”
Created by Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, and executive produced by Covington, Faking It focuses on two best friends, Karma (Katie Stevens) and Amy (Rita Volk), who “love each other – in slightly different ways.” When the girls are mistakenly outed as lesbians, the duo is launched into instant popularity status. Enticed by their newfound popularity, the girls decide to continue “faking it.”
The series also stars Bailey Buntain, Gregg Sulkin and Michael Willett. Faking It‘s season one finale airs Tuesday, June 10 at 10:30/9:30c on MTV.
Are you excited for more Faking It?