WE tv Extends 'Love After Lockup' Season

WE tv said it is extending the second season of reality show Love After Lockup by 10 episodes, to 24. The season's seventh episode doubled the number of total viewers (Live+3), to 1.3 million, from the season two premiere, per the network. And in adults 25-54, the count was 762,000, up 88% from the first episode.

'Love After Lockup:' a Season 2 mug shot, courtesy of WE tv.

'Love After Lockup:' a Season 2 mug shot, courtesy of WE tv.

The series follows relationships in which one half of the couple is behind bars, tracking the emotional journey of a prison release and life together after months or years of correspondence, supervised visits and highly structured interactions and expectations, according to the AMC Networks-owned channel. The extra episodes, landing this spring, will introduce new couples making the complicated transition to love on the "outside’ when a partner one has only ever known behind bars is released from prison, the network said.

“We could not be more thrilled with the organic growth that Love After Lockup continues to deliver, week after week, as more viewers find and connect with the real stories in the show,” said Marc Juris, WE tv president, in a release. “We knew we had a compelling concept with this series, and to see viewers respond like this is beyond gratifying. This is a challenging show to produce, but the results that wind up on screen are worth it and we are excited to extend this second season with another 10 episodes of unforgettable stories, characters and real-life drama.”

The series is produced by Sharp Entertainment. Executive producers are Matt Sharp and Dan Adler. Lauren P. Gellert, Kate Farrell and David Stefanou are executive producers for WE tv.