By RODNEY HO/ firstname.lastname@example.org, originally filed Monday, August 29, 2016
Starz has rewarded “Survivor’s Remorse” a fourth season. The comedy about an Atlanta basketball player and his family was moved from Saturday to Sunday this season, along with “Power.”
That’s a sign of Starz’ growing confidence in the show by placing it in competition with new programming from AMC, HBO and Showtime.
In a press release, Starz said “Survivor’s Remorse” averages 2.9 million viewers per episode combining live viewing, DVR usage and on-demand options. That’s 20 percent more than season two and 60 percent more than season one.
“Thrilled! It’s a fun show to be a part of and the idea that we get to do it again is fantastic!” wrote RonReaco Lee, a Decatur native who plays Reggie Vaughn, the manager and cousin of Cam Calloway (Jessie T. Usher), who plays the star of an Atlanta basketball team. (No NBA clearance so the team is not the Hawks.)
“I feel amazing!” texted another former Decatur resident Erica Ash, who plays M-Chuck, Cam’s sister. “The show truly deserves it because everyone from the cast to crew to producers give 1000% heat and soul to making it great. I’m really proud of the work we’re doing. And because our viewership is one of the main reasons we’ve been picked up for Season 4, I’m so grateful that the world shares my feeling and supports the show so faithfully.”
The show – led by Mike O’Malley – survived the departure of Mike Epps, who played comical Uncle Julius. Epps left to headline his own ABC sitcom “Uncle Buck.” Unfortunately, ABC cancelled the show and Julius was killed in a car accident.
“Survivor’s Remorse,” 10 p.m. Sundays, Starz