updated: USA has issued a press release about the renewal.
via press release:
USA NETWORK ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF BREAKOUT COMEDIC
REALITY SERIES “CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST”
Season Two to Offer up Even More Outrageous, Laugh-Out-Loud Moments, As Well As Extreme Parenting Lessons from Todd Chrisley
April 8th Episode Scores Season-To-Date High, Up 34% from Prior Week
NEW YORK – April 14, 2014 – USA Network today announced a 12-episode order for a second season pickup of the breakout original reality series, CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST. The real-life family comedy follows the entertaining lives of Atlanta-based “Patriarch of Perfection” Todd Chrisley, and his colorful clan including his wife, five children and two grandchildren. The buzzy series has captured a loyal following in its first season and is the network’s youngest original series to date with a median age of 36.5.
“We knew from the moment we met Todd there was no other character quite like him and whether or not you agree with his parenting style, he has certainly struck a chord with our viewers as their new guilty pleasure,” said Heather Olander, senior vice president, alternative programming for USA Network. “We’re excited to continue the laughs and be there for more genuine family moments with Todd and his family in season two.”
Season one introduced the outspoken and overprotective, but very loving husband and father, Todd Chrisley and his unique brood, including his lovely wife Julie, and charming-yet-scheming children: Lindsie, Kyle, Chase, Savannah and Grayson. The season was filled with laugh-out-loud moments and Todd’s signature one-liners, where in Todd’s words, “Crazy runs deep!” Highlights include Todd cringing over his teenage daughter’s questionable wardrobe choices, a heated competition between Todd and his not-so-favorite son-in-law at a shooting range (where Todd showed up in a full army attire), Chase being punished with a boot on his car (courtesy of dear dad!), and Todd presenting his oldest daughter with a boob cake before her breast augmentation surgery. But despite their crazy moments and Todd’s over-the-top behavior, he has the best intentions at heart and at their core, they are a fun, close-knit, loving family.
The series will conclude its 8-episode first season on Tuesday, April 22nd at 10/9c, with Todd’s granddaughter Chloe celebrating her first birthday. In true Todd fashion, he bets his wife Julie that he can throw just as fabulous a birthday party for Chloe as she could. The wager is on, but Todd has to do it all on his own. He soon realizes the hard way that planning a party with cupcakes and a petting zoo is not as easy as Julie makes it look.
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST hit a season high with last Tuesday’s all-new episode, garnering 823,000 P18-49, 742,000 P25-54 and 1.2 million total viewers P2+. From the prior week, this marks a 34% increase in P18-49, a gain of 23% in P25-54 and an increase of 10% total viewers P2+.
The entire first season of CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST is currently available on video on demand and USANetwork.com. Additionally, viewers can play along live with other CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST fans by going to chrisleylive.com from any device. Fans have the opportunity to answer quizzes and polls, see real-time results on-air and earn points that might land them on the on-air leaderboard at the end of the night.
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST is produced by Maverick TV and All3Media America, with Adam Greener, Jim Sayer, Eli Holzman and Stephen Lambert serving as executive producers. Annie Kate Pons serves as supervising producer. Stephanie Bloch Chambers served as an executive producer/showrunner of season one.
About USA Network
The #1 network in all of basic cable for an unprecedented eight straight years, USA Network is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes. USA is a leader in scripted programming with a powerful stable of originals, spectacular live television and is home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, a broad portfolio of acquired series and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com.
About Maverick TV
A division of All3Media group since 2007, Maverick Television is a TV & media production company that has been in business for 20 years and continues to grow rapidly. Maverick Television is dedicated to producing projects that are both creatively distinctive and commercially rewarding. The company recently launched a US division in Los Angeles to actively develop and produce original content for the US market. Maverick Television’s award-winning UK series include Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies, Bizarre ER, Bill Connolly’s Route 66, How To Look Good Naked, 10 Years Younger, Next Door Nightmares, My Super Sweet World Class and The Model Agency.
About All3Media America
All3Media America is the Los Angeles-based production studio for All3Media, a global production and distribution group of companies headquartered in the UK. Established in December 2012, All3Media America develops and produces a wide range of original scripted and non-scripted programming specifically for the US market as well as serving as the domestic production base for the group's international formats and the group companies' US development. All3Media America companies include Bentley, Company Pictures, ID-TV, Lime, Maverick, MME, North One, Objective, South Pacific Pictures, Studio Lambert and Zoo Productions. The company currently has series in production or development with a large number of broadcast and cable networks, including the Emmy award-winning Undercover Boss for CBS. All3Media America’s formats and finished programs are distributed internationally by All3Media International.
USA has renewed unscripted series Chrisley Knows Best for a twelve episode second season. The shows hit a series high on April 8, with 1.25 million viewers and 823,00 adults 18-49 viewers. It is the youngest skewing program on the network with a median viewer age of 36.5.