HBO confirms second season of Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas
The series by Emmy and WGA Award-winning Cenac will return to steer his brand of comedy through a wide range of social and cultural issues.
It looks like HBO can't get enough of comedian Wyatt Cenac. The network has just renewed the late-night series Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas for a second season.
“We’re so thrilled to have such a relevant, thought-provoking and sharply funny show on the network,” said Nina Rosenstein, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. “We’re all looking forward to seeing what problem areas Wyatt and his team decide to tackle next season.”
Helmed by the Emmy and WGA Award-winning comedian and writer, the series covers a wide range of social and cultural issues, ranging from the trivial to the impactful.
With an eye toward solutions, the lighter topics include: moving millennials into battleships, NRA propaganda at the movies, banking deserts, student loans and powering the world with human waste.
The first season, comprising 10-epsiodes, premiered April 13 of this year. It tackles the complex issue of policing in America, touching on such concerns as mental health, police accountability, sexual assault and training standards.
Each episode features a documentary-style field report, with Cenac canvassing the country, from suburban Minneapolis and downtown Cincinnati to rural Oklahoma and Skid Row in Los Angeles, as he investigates systemic issues from his unique perspective and appeals for change.
Cenac earned three Emmys and a WGA Award during his stint as a writer and correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He also received a Grammy nomination for his hourlong stand-up special “Brooklyn,” which he also directed.
His other TV credits include a starring role in People of Earth, along with Archer, Maron, Bojack Horseman and Bob’s Burgers.
Season one of the show, meanwhile, is currently on HBO Friday nights at 11:30 pm. In the latest episode 'Student Problems, Sidewalk Problems, Misconduct Problems', which aired last Friday (May 25) Cenac talks about America’s student loan crisis, tries to streamline sidewalk traffic and examines the unsettling intersection of police and sexual misconduct.
Catch the show every Friday night at 11:30 pm-midnight ET/PT. The show is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand.