EPIX Renews 'Get Shorty' for Season 2

Jim Halterman
EPIX

Ray Romano, Sean Bridgers and Chris O'Dowd

After only two episodes, EPIX, the premium pay network, has renewed its new series version of Elmore Leonard's bestselling novel, Get Shorty, for a second season.

The series, created by Davey Holmes (Shameless), stars Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids) as a hitman who decides to try to leave his criminal past behind and become a producer in Hollywood with the help of a washed up producer, played by Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond).

5 Questions With Ray Romano of Epix's 'Get Shorty'

5 Questions With Ray Romano of Epix's 'Get Shorty'

Ray Romano stars in the series adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 'Get Shorty,' airing Sundays on Epix.

“EPIX is proud to be the home of Get Shorty, which has been the perfect addition to our scripted original slate,” said EPIX President and CEO, Mark Greenberg.  “Get Shorty is our most successful original scripted series to date, and continues to deliver phenomenal performances. We are thrilled to be working again with MGM Television, Davey Holmes, Chris O’Dowd, Ray Romano and the Get Shorty team on a second season.”

Get Shorty was also a successful 1995 motion picture starring John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman and Rene Russo.

 Get Shorty, Sundays, 10/9c, EPIX