Bridgette Bird is a smart, scrappy, young single mom trying to navigate life in South Boston with an extremely unconventional family. She struggles to make ends meet, which leads her to impulsive and at times immature decisions. Above all, Bridgettte wants to make a better life for her son. SMILF takes on motherhood, co-parenting, and female sexuality through a raw and unfiltered lens.
Showtime announced today that SMILF has been renewed for Season 2.
In its premiere week, SMILF drew a bigger audience than any other new comedy on the cable network since 2012. Viewers are sticking around too, with this week's episode giving the show its best night total since Episode 1.
Based on Frankie Shaw's 2015 Sundance Film Festival short film of the same name, SMILF follows a single mother in her twenties searching for a happy work-life balance. Shaw plays Bridgette, whose desires for relationships and a career are at odds with with the realities of young motherhood. Shaw also writes and directs on the series.
Production on Season 2 is slated to begin in 2018, with a likely premiere later in the year. For now new episodes are airing Sunday nights, with the season finale scheduled for December 31.