“Welcome to Sweden” has scored a second season renewal from NBC. The show, which premiered last Thursday, July 10, 2014, is a comedy based on Greg Poehler’s life. This is his first TV show, which he co-produced with his sister, Amy Poehler. Read on to know more about the details regarding the renewal of “Welcome to Sweden.”
The comedy, which centers on an American expat who learns to live in Sweden to be with the love of his life, has been performing well for NBC’s summer slate. According to the press release published on Zap2it, the series averages 3.5 million viewers in its weekly run and is considered as the second highest rated comedy for the summer. Its debut was also the second highest rated comedy to debut on broadcast television in the past five years. Furthermore, “Welcome to Sweden” attracted a substantial upscale audience between the ages of 18-29 years old in a $100k+ income bracket family.
Earlier, the show was already picked up for a second season by TV 4 in Sweden, where it has aired months ahead of the United States broadcast. Its return date has yet to be announced.
“Welcome to Sweden” stars Greg Poehler, Josephine Bornebusch, Lena Olin, Claes Mansson, Christopher Wagelin, Per Svensson and boasts of a bevy of special guests like Will Ferrell, Gene Simmons, Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza and Patrick Duffy in its first season. Other than the Poehler siblings, the show is also produced by Pontus Edgren, Carrie Stein, Frederik Arefalk and Felix Herngren for Entertainment One Television, TV4, FLX and Syskon.
On his Twitter account, series creator and lead star Greg Poehler expressed his gratitude for the renewal.
A big thank you to our loyal and lovely fans, and to the critics, whose shining reviews put us over the top. Season 2 will be great. PROMISE
— Greg Poehler (@GregPoehler) August 5, 2014
So there you have it for the season renewal of NBC’s “Welcome to Sweden.” Are you pleased that the show is coming back? Who would you like to guest star in its succeeding episodes? Sound off in the comments section below.
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