‘South Side’ Receives Season 2 Renewal At Comedy Central
Comedy Central has renewed the critically acclaimed series South Side for a 10-episode second season. The news comes as the show hits the midway mark of its inaugural run.
Created by Bashir Salahuddin, Diallo Riddle and Sultan Salahuddin, South Side follows two friends who just graduated from community college and are ready to take over the world. But until they do, they’re stuck working at Rent-T-Own. Shot on location in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, the show offers an authentic look into what life on the South Side is all about.
“Our mission is to show the world the joy of Chicago,” said South Side executive producers Salahuddin, Riddle and Micahel Blieden. “Comedy Central has been a fantastic creative partner in this effort. They allow all the Chicagoans who make this show possible to create with zero compromises. We are blessed.”
"South Side is a truly unique and special show — one that is first and foremost incredibly funny, but also redefines perceptions of Chicago through storytelling and humor,” said Jonas Larsen and Sarah Babineau, co-heads of original content for Comedy Central. "Diallo, Bashir and Michael have created such an incredible comedic world with this show, and we can't wait to see what they have in store for season two."
Through its first five episodes, South Side is Comedy Central's highest-rated new series among African-American adults under 50 since Key & Peele’s debut in 2012. It's also the top-rated new cable comedy of 2019 among African-American men 18-49 and has seen a +13% jump in its time slot from 2018.