HBO Greenlights New Season of ‘Pause with Sam Jay’

HBO's 'Pause with Sam Jay'
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HBO’s freshman late-night talk show Pause with Sam Jay will return for a second season, the network announced Thursday.

The series, which debuted on HBO on May 21, features a “new take on the late-night talk show format and uses a fresh lens to plunge into the cultural issues that divide us,” according to the network. Pause with Sam Jay is executive produced by Sam Jay, Prentice Penny, Chris Pollack, Langston Kerman, Diane Fitzgerald, David Martin, Karen Baker, Michelle Caputo and Shannon Hartmann. 

Pause is such a completely unique format, it’s the perfect platform for Sam’s keen social observations, her unfiltered, comedic point of view, and most of all, her insightful conversation and openness to different perspectives,” said Nina Rosenstein, executive vice president, HBO Programming in a statement. “We’re so happy to work with Sam and Prentice on a second season.”

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R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.