Looking Season 2 Episode Count Revealed (and It’s More Than Eight!)

Things are Looking up for fans of HBO’s little-gay-dramedy-that-could.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the show’s second season will consist of 10 episodes — an upgrade from Season 1’s relatively paltry eight. (HBO declined to comment.)

RELATED Looking Finale Post Mortem: Jonathan Groff Talks the Big Richie-Patrick Cliffhanger 

Despite tepid ratings, HBO renewed Looking for a second season back in February. At the same time, the show promoted three fan favorites — Lauren Weedman (Dom’s hilariously acid-tongued BFF Doris), Raúl Castillo (Patrick’s BF Richie) and Russell Tovey (Patrick’s boss Kevin) — to series regular.

Season 2 is slated to premiere in early 2015.

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  1. D. says:

    I knew it… I was hoping for 13, but better than nothing…

  2. wrstlgirl says:

    i just binged watched s1 and fell in love with these guys. Very excited for s2.

  3. Carmen says:

    Great!!! Can’t wait for season 2!

  4. Jake says:

    Richie was a fan favorite?

  5. alistaircrane says:

    This show is boring, unfortunately. I wanted to like it because of the gayness and Jonathan Groff, but it’s not my cup of tea. A show about gay life should be more dramatic and sexier. I hope Showtime will make a new Queer as Folk series.

  6. Nicole says:

    Looking forward to season 2. Hopefully Scott Bakula can work in some appearances despite his CSI New Orleans duties.

  7. Ian says:

    I wanted to love this show so much, and part of me is still excited for the new season for some reason. I really hope they’ve learned from the first season’s issues. 2 more episodes is 2 too many if it’s just going to be 2 more episodes of meandering tone and wandering storylines and no sense of direction and random sex-in-the-city-esque gay dialogue attempting to be commentary. These guys are too old to be acting like this is a coming-of-age series.

    Weird that they’ve upped Russell to regular status too. It’s gonna be kind of hard to give his character Kevin that kind of screentime considering he’s a predator that makes Patrick even less likable. But I guess when you have Russell Tovey in your cast, you exploit it as much as possible and give him whatever the hell he wants, lol.

    And can I start a wishlist? More of a focus on Richie as his own character – and his own alternative love interest, because Patrick should have to fight for him now.
    And I’d love to see Andrew Keenan Bolger’s adorable mug again on this show.

  8. JB says:

    This is a show that definitely got better as the season progressed. I felt very tepid with the first few episodes and then got drawn in. I LOVED the finale. I would encourage people that didn’t like the first couple to give it another chance.

    • Ian says:

      It takes more than Tovey-Groff porn to make a good finale.

      • wrstlgirl says:

        That’s all you got from that awesome finale’? Wow, it was soooo much more than that. So much more!

        • Ian says:

          Was it though?
          A touching scene from Lauren Weedman and another heartbreaking one from Raul aside, the finale was a huge eyeroll. Patrick’s the worst.

          • wrstlgirl says:

            Clearly we are seeing the show from different perspectives. Is there room for improvement, of course, but same can be said for every show out there. I thoroughly enjoyed the show but different strokes for different folks as they say. I love all these guys, especially Patrick and his growing pains. I’m very much looking forward to season two.

  9. Eric says:

    Only 2 more episodes? I suppose I should just be grateful that we are getting more than 8, but I still don’t like it. If they expanded the show to an hour, then I’d be okay with 10 episodes. Oh well. Still excited!

    • alistaircrane says:

      10 is the norm for HBO shows now. They even cut True Blood down from 12 to 10.

      • Taylor N. says:

        True Blood is only ten now because of Anna Paquin’s pregnancy and her dedication to her kids. GOT, well, idk why it is ten episodes.

  10. Eric7740 says:

    I miss the old days when HBO gave its 30-min shows 18-episode seasons (Sex and the City) and their dramas 13-15epidsode seasons (Sopranos/Six Feet Under)

  11. Scott Johnston says:

    There’s nothing paltry about 8 episodes. Where I come from we prefer quality over length.

  12. Anyanka says:

    “Despite tepid ratings, HBO renewed Looking for a second season”

    Didn’t stop them from renewing Girls each season, which only has slightly better ratings. Unfortunately, the gay community doesn’t seem to be welcoming ‘Looking’ the way feminists are foaming over ‘Girls.’ So I suspect season 2 is it for the show.

    • Ace says:

      I can see another season for the show. I think the reason it was renewed was because HBO saw the show having the potential to have a rabid cult following. Also the show has enjoyed critical acclaim. Dont forget….. it wasn’t until season 2 that SEX AND THE CITY became a cultural phenom!

  13. Ace says:

    The show spoke to me in a way that QUEER AS FOLK never did. As a early 30 something I saw something in it that I could relate to. I know many did not and were hoping to see another campy gay soap opera filmed in Canada with guys who looked like Andrew Christian models that spent 8 hours a day at the gym.

    This was the first gay series that I ever watched that didn’t feel the need to dumb itself down so the airhead club queens would get it. Nor did it feel as if it had to be political to the point of coming across like an ABC After-School Special. It just wants to tell a story about 3 (now 6) people living and loving in the magical city by the bay.

  14. Sydney says:

    I was happy when they renewed it and happier that they have added a couple of episodes. So love Patrick & Richie and always appreciate Scott Bakula.

  15. Ryan says:

    i hope they drop the august character, he’s the weak link

  16. Frank soriano says:

    I’ll add hbo if they have a 2nd season I really in joy ed watching

  17. JC says:

    This is perfect! I can’t wait for Season 2. I’ve watched Season 1 like a hundred times already.

  18. Oscar says:

    This show is awesome – finally a realistic gay series with realistic gay men who are super fly and actually kiss and make-out and are multi-racial, natural, realistic and likeable… it’s not perfect but it’s the best gay thing that been on TV for freakin’ ever and by the word gay I mean fabuolus, edgy, cool, sexy and unapologetic… and that’s what being gay means to me.

  19. Michael says:

    I’m sad that this series is struggling! I find it filled with insight, innuendo, reality, fun, frivolity & humor coupled with phenomenal actors who are believable, as well as talented beyond words! The fact that they are nice to look at only helps to sell the whole package! This is a superb series that I want to see more.

  20. jfk flyguy says:

    It’s about time to make the announcement. The shows are great specially with the
    recap at the end of the episode. Thanks HBO !!!!!

  21. jfk flyguy says:

    Just discovered this show and ran all the episodes on a snowy day in Chicago,
    What a treat……Keep this going please……….Thanks HBO !!!!

  22. jfk flyguy says:

    Just ran into this series snowed down in Chicago….What a treat, man this is really
    hot, keep it going HBO………..Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Wait what happened to shows having like 20 episodes?!! I know that is asking for a lot, but these are only 30 minutes and I think they should strive for 15 a series!

  24. Dar-dar says:

    This show is okay and ordinary. I like that the show follows after “ordinary gays” (because they’re the majority), but the show lacks a bit of interest. there is not enough drama for me. I feel characters other than Patrick have no plot, or not enough plot, for their own. Season 2 started a bit better better than season 1, so maybe there is hope…

  25. Keno Marco says:

    This was is so relative to how the gay world really is. Why and how could they even think of cancelling it. I’m assuming whoever promoted this show didn’t do a very good job. I loved it and am sad to see it go. This is really the only gay show out there that portrays the gay community just as it is. Well ugh, bye bye birdie lol!

    PS: the finale was good but left us hanging.