Netflix recently released yet another round of its renewals and cancellations and while we obviously know the latter is never good news entirely, the former is.
Netflix has handed out a second season renewal for the scripted comedy created by and starring Black-ish creator Kenya Barris.
The series, originally titled Black Excellence, was the first project Barris set up at Netflix after he moved his overall deal from ABC Studios to the streamer in 2018. The family comedy, much like Black-ish, explores subjects including Barris' honest approach to parenting, relationships, race and culture but with a more unfiltered lens. The single-camera comedy is exec produced by Barris, co-star Rashida Jones and Hale Rothstein (Black-ish, Grown-ish).
The news comes two months after the semi-autobiographical comedy launched to mixed reviews. In his review of the series, The Hollywood Reporter's chief TV critic Daniel Fienberg noted that it was "[p]ossibly even more self-lacerating than Curb Your Enthusiasm." The comedy has 46 percent score from critics on aggregation site RottenTomatoes.com, with a 75 percent rating among viewers. Netflix, like other streamers, does not release traditional viewership data.
On the other hand, Netflix has also renewed the Warner Bros. TV-produced series for a sixth season, it was announced on Twitter, a year after saying the fifth season would be the last. Netflix picked up Lucifer in 2018 after Fox, its first home, canceled the show after three seasons.
Following the June 2019 renewal and announcement that the series would end with season five, Netflix had second thoughts. In February, co-showrunners Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson signed new deals to remain with the series should it be picked up. Star Tom Ellis, who plays the title character, recently re-upped as well.
The rest of the regular cast — Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Aimee Garcia, Inbar Levi and Graham McTavish — is also set to return.