The number one premium cable network, known as the home of dragons and droids, will start 2018 with two of its critically-acclaimed comedy series. Divorce and Crashing will return with back-to-back seasons premiering this January 14 on HBO.
Divorce, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, kicks off its eight-episode second season at 10:00pm. Season two finds Frances (Parker) and her ex-husband, Robert (Thomas Haden Church), dealing with the aftermath of their explosive separation and learning to rebuild their lives. The show also stars Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Tracy Letts, Sterling Jerins and Charlie Kilgore. Steven Pasquale will recur during the season. The series was created by Sharon Horgan; season two is executive produced by Jenny Bicks, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alison Benson, Sharon Horgan and Aaron Kaplan. Jenny Bicks serves as showrunner.
Crashing, created by and starring Pete Holmes, returns for its eight-episode second season at 10:30pm. Feeling lost in the universe, Pete (Holmes) has an enlightening conversation with an atheist, which sends him into a night of New York debauchery. This marks the beginning of a new season in which Pete starts to question his faith and find his voice. The series is executive produced by Pete Holmes, Judd Apatow and Judah Miller; co-executive producer, Igor Srubshchik; supervising producer, Oren Brimer; producers, Josh Church and Dave Rath.
Parker received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series Musical or Comedy in recognition of her work in the first season of Divorce. The first season of Crashing has an approval rating of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. The site’s critical consensus reads, “The refreshingly goofy Crashing embraces a measured positivity and an overall sweetness that sets it apart from its more sardonic contemporaries.”
HBO is set to premiere numerous shows next year including the second season of Westworld and the fifth season of Silicon Valley. The network will also launch the new comedy series Barry starring Bill Hader and drama series Sharp Objects starring Amy Adams.