August 20, 2012 2:49pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Sundance Channel Renews 'Push Girls' for Second Season
Sundance Channel wants more Push Girls.
The cable network has renewed the reality docuseries for a second season, set to bow in 2013.
"At Sundance Channel, we are supremely proud of this series which has resonated strongly with our audience and critics," Sundance Channel GM and EVP Sarah Barnett said in a statement announcing the news Monday. "The extraordinary women of Push Girls impressed us in season one and we are thrilled to move forward with them in season two. At our network, we aim to deliver unscripted programming that demonstrates our commitment to putting the ‘real’ back in ‘reality,’ Push Girls is a brave and honest show and we are thrilled to bring it back for a second season."
Push Girls premiered in June and revolves around the lives of five women as they challenge society's notion of what life is like in a wheelchair.
"I’m grateful to these incredible women who allowed me the opportunity to share their lives and stayed open and honest through the filming process," executive producer Gay Rosenthal (Little People, Big World) said. "I’m delighted that I get the chance to continue to share their stories with the world.”
Push Girls' season one finale airs Aug. 27.