7:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
VH1's 'Barely Famous' Renewed for Second Season (Exclusive)
VH1 is staying in the "docu-comedy" game.
The Viacom-owned cable network has renewed reality show send-up Barely Famous for a second season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Starring siblings Erin and Sara Foster, Barely Famous is a Comeback-like half-hour series in which the duo play two sisters in a fake reality series navigating their careers and dating in L.A. while trying to maintain their picture-perfect image. The duo's awkward celebrity encounters and efforts to book their next big gig go horribly wrong, and the sisters prove that living the Hollywood lifestyle isn't easy — even if you’re born into it.
The six-episode series, which bowed in March, averaged 166,000 total viewers and a .1 among adults 18-49 when factoring in three days of DVR. Season two will again consist of six episodes and will air in 2016, with VH1 exec vp original programming and production Susan Levison telling THR that she's optimistic the well-reviewed series can find an audience.
"You have to, as a network, go with what you believe in, and we really believe in Barely Famous, Sara and Erin," Levison said. "They're quintessential VH1 talent and have created a show that, for the audience that has found the show, love it and are passionate about it. And the critics love it. People who are watching the show love it. We want to go with a show that we believe in and are confident it will find its audience with time."
Barely Famous is executive produced by Good Clean Fun's Jason Carbone and Nick Lee, 3 Arts' Oly Obst, Josh Lieberman and Kimberly Carver. Erin and Sara Foster also exec produce alongside Levison, Jill Holmes, Kristen Kelly, Fernando Mills and Tricia Biggio.
"We are thrilled that our audience fell in love with Erin and Sara and made Barely Famous appointment television," showrunner Carbone said. "And now, to have VH1 pickup season two is icing on the cake. We have lots more stories to tell and can’t wait to get to work."