Despite a narrow Season 2 renewal and being the only scripted half-hour comedy left standing on USA, Playing House executive producers and stars Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham are very much hoping for Season 3.
In an interview with THR, the duo believe the changing TV landscape and word of mouth can help the show stay alive for a third season:
St. Clair: We’re in this really different world of television where everybody is binge-watching and it almost doesn’t matter where you’re airing. So the cool thing about this season is that we just really focusing a lot on social media and trying to get people to share with their friends. … They don’t care as much about the overnight ratings as much as they want to see that people are binge-watching it because that means to them that there’s content people will come for.
Parham: It’s available on demand for people right now and we’re seeing a real uptick online…. Our show does really well on word of mouth. It did crazy numbers on demand without any promotion so we’re hoping that the tipping point is about to happen just so we can do another season.
So you’re going guns blazing for season three then.
St. Clair: We have about 20 episodes now so if they don’t give us a season three we might go insane.