Too Close to Home Renewed

Tyler Perry's Too Close to Home Renewed for Season 2 at TLC

2 Close 2 Home?

Two weeks into its seven-episode freshman run, Tyler Perry’s Too Close to Home has been renewed for Season 2, TLC announced on Thursday.

The series — which follows Anna, a young woman who comes face-to-face with her checkered past after an alleged affair with the president — “captured viewers” and “brought in new viewers at an even greater rate in its second week,” the network’s press release reads. Heather Locklear (Melrose Place) famously guest-stars.

In Live+Same Day ratings, the sudser has been averaging 800,000 weekly viewers and a 0.2 demo rating, with this past Monday’s installment delivering a mild uptick in audience. TVLine readers gave the two-hour premiere an average grade of “C+.”

“Our audience was ready for a move into the scripted space, and Too Close to Home has whet their appetite to see more,” TLC president Nancy Daniels said in a statement. “More twists, more heartbreak and certainly more of Tyler Perry’s notoriously dramatic writing.”

Have you been watching Too Close to Home? Did anyone see this renewal coming?