Ziwe Renewed for Season 2 at Showtime

“Ziwe” has been renewed for Season 2 at Showtime.

The second season of the late-night variety sketch series will consist of 12 episodes and be split into two installments. The first season of the series debuted on May 19.

“This show has exceeded my wildest imagination thanks to my brilliant cast, crew and iconic guests,” said Ziwe. “I am famously delighted to continue my collaboration with Showtime and A24.”

Guests in the first season included Phoebe Bridgers, Fran Lebowitz, Andrew Yang, Eboni K. Williams, Gloria Steinem and Stacey Abrams. The show also features musical performances, sketches, and more. Ziwe hosts the series in addition to executive producing. Jamund Washington and Hunter Speese also serve as executive producers. A24 produces the series for Showtime.

News of the renewal comes around a week after Variety exclusively reported that Ziwe is also currently developing a comedy series at Amazon called “The Nigerian Princess.”

Prior to launching her own show, Ziwe worked on shows like Showtime’s “Desus & Mero,” BET’s “The Rundown with Robin Thede,” “Tooning Out the News” on Paramount Plus (formerly CBS All Access), and Apple’s “Dickinson.” She gained attention on her Instagram Live and YouTube talk series, “Baited,” which featured interviews with people like Caroline Calloway, Alison Roman, Rose McGowan, and Jeremy O. Harris, and co-hosts the Crooked Media podcast “Hysteria.”

She has also been named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for 2021. She is currently writing a book of essays, entitled “The Book of Ziwe,” slated for release this fall. Additionally, she is in the studio recording new original music, which she plans to share later this year.

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