IFC Renews Maron for a Second Season of Complaining About Stuff

IFC has ordered a second season of Maron, its new comedy starring comedian, "WTF" podcast host, and entertaining whiner Marc Maron. The show's sophomore season will debut in 2014, and expand from 10 episodes to 13 episodes. 

Maron follows the acerbic Maron as he fumbles through the troubles of building a career out of spilling his critical view of the world into a microphone. He's got a rocky relationship with his dad (Judd Hirsch), a weird relationship with his new girlfriend (Nora Zehetner), and an oddly paternal relationship with his hapless assistant (Josh Brener). The show also happens to be pretty darned funny. 

Here's a trailer because in all likelihood you've never seen this:

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One show down one to go. Now all we need is for IFC to renew Out There and I'll be VERY happy.
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but here's what Wikipedia currently has to say about that:

"According to Bubbleblabber, IFC has elected not to renew Out There for a second season, although the series could see a future on a different network."

I was fairly sure Maron would get the pick-up and Out There wouldn't. Sorry to have been correct on the latter half of that prognostication.
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It's sad to see if Out There is cancelled (one of the greatest and underappreciated cartoons of all time), but I am having some slight wonder if it actually has been cancelled. For one, BubbleBlabber is mostly reliable, and they did post about cancellation, but their source link does not work. Apparently Ryan Quincy was the only one who mentioned the cancellation on his Facebook, but I don't see his post anywhere. Not to mention that BubbleBlabber was the only site that confirmed Unsupervised to have a second season last year before they announced it was cancelled. However, this article stating that Maron was renewed kinda gives less hope of Out There being renewed.
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It really has been a long time coming for Marc. I remember finding out about him by watching youtube clips of him and Sam Seder at Air America in a segment called "Sam coulda been someone". Hilarious and underrated for quite some time.
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Hooray!
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The Dave Foley episode is great.
There's nothing like pissing behind a dumpster in Glendale!
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It was. And Dave Foley deserves another show. His comedy special that I recently saw was terrific.
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I wish Dave could get another starring vehicle but I really doubt that'll ever happen again at this point. He now seems to be relegated only to secondary, sad-sack, loser roles.

In a perfect world, they would bring him back for the triumphant return of NewsRadio, happily married to Lisa and chasing across the galaxy -- remember, in addition to being a radio station and an ocean liner, WNYX was also a spaceship -- hunting down the evil Stuart and Johnny Johnson.
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Not sure why but there were always forces against that show. It was originally scheduled to debut in the slot behind Seinfeld, which I think would have made the show mainstream and caused it to last around 8 to 9 years (even without the great Bill McNeal). Sadly, Dave is no longer even able to go to Canada anymore. In real life he seems to be pretty sad.


Jimmy James: "You can call me Smimmy."
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Never heard of it.
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Think "Curb Your Enthusiasm", but with an annoying person instead of the great Larry David.
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I would argue that Larry himself is very annoying-but that's what makes him so great. Cheryl, do you respect wood?
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Funniest line I've seen: Marc Maron is who Jerry Seinfeld would have become if "Seinfeld" had been canceled after the first season.
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He looks like Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad creator), MM is who VG would have become had the X-Files been canceled after the first 2 eps.
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I kind of want to watch the episode Dennis Leary is in, but the simple issue is that I don't really care about Marc Maron that much? I've seen him on a few shows here and there, and even then I couldn't quite tell what he did....a comedian? A radio show host? Both it seems, but whatever. If I want to watch a well done show about a funny but self deprecating comedian, I think I'd rather just watch Louie.
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Nobody cares. Seriously. Nobody.
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So..."nobody" renewed Maron for another season then? Is it the Independent Nobody Channel? Actually that has a catchy ring to it...
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I particularly liked the Denis Leary episode, but all in all, it's some pretty funny stuff.
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I had a pretty strong hunch that this would get renewed. It started out a little flatter than I expected but improved a lot as time went by. The Danny Trejo episode ("Sponsor," IIRC) from which the clip above was taken was one of its stronger installments.

I particularly enjoyed any/all of the scenes with Marc and his assistant. Even the stress-filled scenes with his would-be girlfriend ended up being fun to watch. Pretty good stuff all in all, and I'll surely tune in for S2.
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