Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Its official!  TV One has renewed The Rickey Smiley Show  for a second season.

According to yesterday’s press release from the network, the second season is scheduled to begin production in April with a 26-episode order and is slated to premiere this summer.

The show, which debuted last summer, delivered the highest ratings for a TV One original series premiere thus setting a record.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the positive reaction to The Rickey Smiley Show,” remarked Alfred Liggins, President and CEO, TV One. “The show’s humor and comedic performances have made it a weekly must watch and we’re thrilled to offer it as part of a dynamic slate of original programming that is clearly resonating with audiences.”

Returning for season two are original cast members Ray J, J. Anthony Brown, Lil JJ, Roz Ryan, Noree Victoria and Demetria McKinney as well as Roger Bobb, who serves as the show’s producer.

According to Rickey, this next season is going to be funnier than ever:

“I can’t even tell you how excited I am about the show’s upcoming second season. It’s going to be like nothing seen before,” commented Rickey Smiley. “We have so many wild plans for guests, characters, and new, crazy stories. Trust me, you have to see it. We are taking things to another level of funny. Everything will be MORE!”

Kudos Rickey!