Some good news for a rainy Tacoma day!
Deadline reports that TruTV has ordered another season of firefighting comedy Tacoma FD. Tacoma FD Season 2 will feature 13 episodes. There is no early word on a release date, though Deadline notes it will go into production later this year and arrive in 2020.
Tacoma FD was created by Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe and Super Troopers movie franchise. The show is set in rainy Tacoma, Washington where the climate means there are few fires and therefore few things for the local fire department to do other than annoy one another
The show’s first season was a solid ratings performer for TruTV, becoming the number 1 rated new cable comedy among young adults. Premiering after TruTV’s flagship Impractical Jokers certainly helped but Tacoma FD did the improbable of growing its ratings in week two. Not a bad job for a pleasant little hangout comedy.
Heffernan and Lemme spoke with Den of Geek‘s Fourth Wall Podcast earlier this year about what sets the show apart. Heffernan said:
“An important element that we learned in the TV writing world is that you need a little bit more in the world of sustained arcs over the course of a season. We talked about that, and one of them was this family dynamic. I think that’s something that’s maybe not in Super Troopers.”
Now they’ll have a chance to sustain some more arcs in Tacoma FD Season 2.
Tacoma FD Season 2 Release Date
Tacoma FD season 2 will premiere on Thursday, March 26 at 10 p.m. ET. The season will feature 13 episodes, a one episode increase over the first season.
Tacoma FD Season 2 Trailer
Along with the release date announcement comes a fresh new trailer for Tacoma FD season 2. Experience the soul-siezing terror of ventriloquist dummy CPR.
Tacoma FD Season 2 Cast
Heffernan and Lemme star as Chief Terry McConky and Captain Eddie Penisi respectively. They are joined in the cast by a notable comedy ensemble including Eugene Cordero (Andy), Marcus Henderson (Granny), Gabriel Hogan (Ike) and Hassie Harrison (Lucy). Heffernan and Lemme also serve as executive producers alongside David Miner and Greg Walter from 3 Arts Entertainment and Kyle Clark from Silverscreen Pictures.
Tacoma FD season 2 will feature guest appearances from Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos) playing Eddie Penisi Sr., Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), Jessica Lowe (Wrecked) and Jeff Dunham (Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself). Returning guest stars include Paul Soter (Super Troopers 2), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Jimmy Tatro (American Vandal), Suzy Nakamura (Dead to Me) and Jamie Kaler (Heathers).