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HBO Renews ‘Betty’ for Second Season

HBO has renewed its comedy series Betty for a second season, the network said Thursday.

The series, which follows a group of diverse young female skateboarders, stars Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, and Rachelle Vinberg. Betty's freshman campaign ended June 5.

“It’s been a joy to ride through the streets of NYC with the inspiring women of Betty, and we’re grateful to them and to Crystal for sharing their stories and friendships with us,” Amy Gravitt, executive VP, HBO Programming, said in a statement. “We can’t wait to watch where our beloved Bettys go next.”

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

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.