Doonesbury creator Gary Trudeau’s comedy Alpha House has just received a premiere date for its second season.
According to Amazon, its first original series will return for season two on October 24. The show, which stars John Goodman as a Republican Senator sharing a Washington D.C. house with other senators, also stars Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson, and Matt Malloy.
Here’s how Amazon describes the second season:
Delivering hilarious insider insights from the master of political satire, the new season of Alpha House finds the Senators maneuvering the hallways of Capitol Hill with a looming midterm election and an unclear political future. Republican Senators Biggs (Goodman), Bettencourt (Johnson) and Laffer (Malloy), having survived bruising primaries, are facing strong Democratic challengers and will use every trick in the book to woo voters on the road to re-election. Meanwhile, Senator Guzman (Consuelos) prepares for a 2016 bid for the presidency, a pursuit that will bring him into possible competition with one of his roommates
Amazon is promising some pretty high-profile guest stars for season two, including Bill Murray, Penn Jillette, Andy Cohen, Matt Lauer, John McCain, Wolf Blitzer, Rachel Maddow, and George Stephanopoulos.
“Our cast members hit their stride in season two,” said Trudeau. “Alpha House is blessed with actors who can find three laughs for every one on the page, and a crew that rivals any in episodic television. It’s been a privilege to come to work.”
The satire boasts mostly favorable but mixed reviews. It first premiered on Amazon Prime Instant Video last April.
This Alpha House announcement comes hot on the heels of the big debut of Amazon’s flagship original series, Transparent.
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