Paul Scheer's 'NTSF:SD:SUV' Receives Second Season Pick-Up
Adult Swim has picked up Paul Scheer's cop procedural parody National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle for a second season.
"The ratings have consistently built throughout the first season and we love what we’re seeing from the show, and how can you not love SUVs?” said Adult Swim's Mike Lazzo of the series.
In its first season, NTSF:SD:SUV has lured 593,000 viewers aged 18 to 34 and 794,000 viewers in the 18 to 49 demo, up 12 percent and 15 percent, respectively, from a year earlier.
Scheer added, "I'm very excited to continue to punch, shoot, stab and run people over with Lawnmowers and get paid for it."
The series centers on a clandestine team of government agents working together to protect San Diego from terrorist threats coming in daily from such "evil" spots as Mexico, Canada and Guam. As with many other acronym-titled police procedurals, NTSF:SD:SUV’s 15-minute episodes are ripped from the headlines and "full of suspense, action, drama, cliffhangers, yelling, passionate love-making, more yelling, death and plenty of pregnant pauses."
NTSF:SD:SUV, which hails from Abominable Pictures, counts Scheer, Jonathan Stern and Curtis Gwinn as executive producers. It is set to air its finale tonight on the Turner-owned cable network, with principal photography for season two set to begin in early 2012.
Scheer, whose other popular series The League returns on FX tonight as well, is represented by UTA and Principato-Young. Stern is represented by Principato-Young and Gwinn is represented by The Rothman-Brecher Agency and Principato-Young.
Email: Lacey.Rose@THR.com; Twitter: @LaceyVRose