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Spike TV Renews 'Blue Mountain State'

by Aimee Deeken, posted Feb 26th 2010 12:45PM
Ed MarianoThe 'Blue Mountain State' football team will play another season, as Spike TV has renewed the sitcom, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The half-hour comedy, produced by Lionsgate TV, is little more than halfway through its first season and averaging about 1 million viewers (last week's episode drew 810,000).

'State' follows the antics of three freshman at a big football-centric Midwestern university. Of its star players, Sam Jones III (teammate Craig Shilo) is not expected to return for season 2 due to his arrest in October. The ex-'Smallville' actor (Clark Kent's BFF) was detained by federal authorities on charges of alleged possession and intent to sell 10,000 oxycodone pills. No word yet on whether his role will be recast.Ed MarianoThe 'Blue Mountain State' football team will play another season, as Spike TV has renewed the sitcom, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The half-hour comedy, produced by Lionsgate TV, is little more than halfway through its first season and averaging about 1 million viewers (last week's episode drew 810,000).

'State' follows the antics of three freshman at a big football-centric Midwestern university. Of its star players, Sam Jones III (teammate Craig Shilo) is not expected to return for season 2 due to his arrest in October. The ex-'Smallville' actor (Clark Kent's BFF) was detained by federal authorities on charges of alleged possession and intent to sell 10,000 oxycodone pills. No word yet on whether his role will be recast.

But former NFL running back and veteran TV actor ('Hill Street Blues') Ed Marinaro and Emmy winner Darin Brooks will remain as Coach Marty Daniels and quarterback Alex, respectively. Chris Romano (also the co-creator and co-executive producer with Eric Falconer) will continue the misadventures of Sammy.

'State' is the network's first foray into scripted half-hour programming. Spike TV will double its comedic slate next week with the premiere of 'Players,' on Mar. 2.

While the sports comedy is a perfect fit for the network's hetero-male demo, the show has likewise been getting buzz for what some viewers deem homoerotic scenes and situations.

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