TCA17: Epix Renews ‘America Divided’

Epix has renewed its documentary series America Divided for a second season, the network announced Tuesday during its Television Critics Association summer press tour session.

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The eight-story first season, executive produced by Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes and Common, featured narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system. It also included celebrities such as America Ferrera, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler, Peter Sarsgaard and Jesse Williams.

“Season two will bring more eye-opening stories to light,” said Epix president and CEO Mark Greenberg. “We look forward to working with that talented team on season two.”

Epix also announced premiere dates for the spohomore seasons of drama/thriller series Berlin Station (Oct. 15) and comedy series Graves (Oct. 22).

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.