Spike TV has picked up a second season of 13 episodes of its first original scripted comedy series, “Blue Mountain State.” The series launched in January and has averaged nearly one million viewers, improving the timeslot in the key demographics of Men 18-24 by +165% and Men 18-34 by +86% (through six episodes).
The second season pick-up was announced by Kevin Kay, Spike TV President.
“Blue Mountain State” follows the on and off-field antics of incoming freshmen as they learn to adapt to life at the fictional college football powerhouse, Blue Mountain State. Former NFL running back and veteran actor, Ed Marinaro, stars as the coach. Alex, played by Emmy Award-winner Darin Brooks is a talented quarterback, content to be second-string and ride the bench while partying with his best friend Sammy, played by Romanski. The cast also includes Thad, played by Alan Ritchson, the team’s over-the-top team captain and Denise played by Gabrielle Dennis.
“Blue Mountain State” is produced by Varsity Pictures’ Brian Robbins and Sharla Sumpter-Bridgett and Lionsgate. Brian Robbins and Sharla Sumpter-Bridgett are executive producers. Series star Romanski, along with Eric Falconer also serve as executive producers and writers.
Spike TV is available in 98.6 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom.