Breakout stand-up comedian Nicole Byer ‘s (Girl Code) half hour scripted comedy series loosely based on her own life experiences titled Loosely Exactly Nicole is currently in talks to head to the social media giant Facebook.
The series launched on MTV last September, drawing just 360,000 total viewers, before wrapping quietly in October with less than 150,000 viewers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Facebook is reportedly “near a deal” to revive the series for a second season, and “a writers’ room has already been opened and some of the cast and all of creative team — including creator and showrunner Christine Zander — are poised to return.”
The series was loosely based on Byer’s own experiences as a comedian living and working in LA. The series followed Byer as she worked to achieve the Hollywood dream, stepped out on her own for the first time and dealt with humiliating auditions, unpaid electric bills, the ups and downs of friendship, and the dark and scary world that is Tinder. Jacob Wysocki, Jen D’Angelo, Kevin Bigley and Allyn Rachel also starred in the series.
Facebook announced that they were planning to unveil a slate of original program this summer to compete against media giants who distribute premium original content such as Neflix, Hulu, and Amazon. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the revival of the series will be one of a few “tentpole projects” that Facebook hopes will “lure viewers to its new video tab.”We are excited for Nicole Byer and we look forward to seeing how Facebook grows it’s original programming sector.