HBO has decided to renew Looking for a second season, with production on the comedy slated to resume later this year in the Bay Area. Along with the announcement of the renewal, recurring characters Lauren Weedman (Doris, who needs her own spin off, like now), Raul Castillo (Richie) and Russell Tovey (Kevin) have been bumped up to series regulars.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show, which debuted in January to 338,000 viewers, has improved significantly. "After a few weeks of dips, the most recent episode (Feb. 23) averaged a series high 519,000 viewers. Like all HBO series, it has drawn its greatest audience in gross views -- that includes originals, replays, On Demand, HBO Go -- with a season-to-date score of two million weekly viewers."
I know Looking isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I have to say the show has really grown on me, particularly with the last two episodes, "Looking For The Future," and "Looking In The Mirror," which IMO are the series' strongest so far.
Now for the shameless plug: read my recap of "Looking In The Mirror," HERE.