IFC Renews 'Maron' for Season 2

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The second season will feature 13 half-hour episodes and bows in 2014.

IFC will remain in business with comedian Marc Maron.

The AMC Networks-owned channel has ordered a second season of his critically adored comedy series, Maron. In a vote of confidence, the order is for 13 half-hours, up from 10 in season one. They are slated to premiere in 2014.

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“In many ways, Marc is a perfect representation of IFC and our approach to comedy,” said Jennifer Caserta, president and general manager of IFC, in a statement on Tuesday. “He also seems to be in need of a less dysfunctional family, so we’re happy he’s returning to ours for an expanded second season."

The series' debut season chronicled the comedian's misguided attempts to grow professionally and emotionally with both an estranged dad (Judd Hirsch) and an unconventional new girlfriend (Nora Zehetner). Maron, who is best known for his popular WTF podcast, was able to lure guest stars such as Mark Duplass, Jeff Garlin, Ken Jeong, Denis Leary and Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza and Adam Scott.

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Maron is the creator, executive producer, writer and star of the series, with Apostle’s Leary and Jim Serpico on board as executive producers. Other EPs on the Fox Television Studios-produced show include Michael Jamin, Sivert Glarum, Duncan Birmingham and Olivia Wingate.