9:00am PT by Kate Stanhope
Kevin Hart's 'Hart of the City' Renewed for Season 2 at Comedy Central
Kevin Hart is getting ready to hit the road once again.
Comedy Central has renewed the actor and stand-up comedian's docuseries, Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City, for a second season.
The eight-episode second season will premiere sometime in 2017.
The series follows Hart as he travels across the country in search of the freshest and finest voices in the local stand-up scene and investigates the nuances that make it unique. Each half-hour episode features stand-up sets from a different group of local comedians with interstitial segments featuring Hart and those comedians discussing the comedy climate in their city.
Season one, currently airing Sundays at 11:30 p.m., includes stops in Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Sacramento, Miami, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Birmingham.
Hart exec produces with Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment, Leland “Pookey” Wigington, and Joey Wells. Harry Ratchford is Co-Producer and Jonas Larsen and JoAnn Grigioni are the executives in charge for Comedy Central.
“Stand-up comedy doesn’t just belong to New York and LA — Hart of the City is about shining a light on some of the most talented, hardworking comedians in the game, hailing from cities you don’t normally see on TV,” Hart said. “In season two, we’re covering even more ground to give fans a taste of the local flavor in comedy scenes across the country.”
Added Comedy Central president Kent Alterman: “We are pushing Kevin to develop a stronger work ethic."
The Hart of the City pickup comes near the end of another busy year for the prolific actor and comic. His recent screen credits include Ride Along 2, Secret Life of Pets, Central Intelligence as well as his stand-up film What Now. His upcoming projects include the remake of Jumanji, the fifth season of BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood and a second stand-up series for Comedy Central.