TNT has booked a return appointment to the Florida nail salon at the center of “Claws”: It has renewed the show for a second season.
The pickup comes midway through the show’s first year on the air. It has drawn consistent ratings and the youngest audience for any of TNT’s current original series.
“These strong-willed, hilarious women represent the diverse voices this network is all about,” Sarah Aubrey, executive VP for original programming at TNT, says in a statement. “‘Claws’ has certainly struck a chord with audiences and continues to attract new viewers each week.”
Through five episodes “Claws” is averaging a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 1.16 million viewers on its initial airing. With a week of DVR viewing, the 18-49 number more than doubles to 0.9. TNT says across all platforms (on-air, on demand, digital and mobile) “Claws” draws 6.3 million viewers per episode.
“Claws” stars Niecy Nash as the manager of a Southwest Florida nail salon that also launders money for a nearby mob-run pain clinic. The cast also includes Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, Karreuche Tran, Jenn Lyon, Jack Kesy, Kevin Rankin, Jason Antoon, Harold Perrineau and Dean Norris. “Criminal Minds” and “ER” veteran Janine Sherman Barrois created the series.
Season 2 of “Claws” will air sometime in 2018. It joins these shows that have been renewed for next season and beyond.