“The Texas Rattlesnake” will be “Straight Up Steve Austin” for a second-straight season, as NBCUniversal announced on Friday that the reality show hosted by WWE Hall Of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin has been renewed for an additional season on the USA Network.
NBCUniversal sent us here at eWrestling.com the following official press release to formally announce the news:
USA NETWORK RENEWS ‘STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN’ FOR SEASON 2
– Interview-Based Series hosted by WWE Legend Stone Cold Steve Austin, was 2019’s #1 New Unscripted Cable Series for Men 18-49 & 25-54 –
NEW YORK, NY – January 10, 2020 – USA Network today announced it has picked up hit unscripted series STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN for a second season. Expected to premiere this summer, Season 2 will consist of 8 half-hour episodes and is produced by Line by Line Media with Steve Austin and Dave Barsky (“Dirty Jobs”) as executive producers.
The unique interview-based series, hosted by retired WWE Legend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, was 2019’s #1 new unscripted cable series for Men 18-49 and Men 25-54.* In every episode, Steve and a celebrity guest get real, heading out to different cities across America to take part in one-of-a-kind adventures, while swapping stories about their lives and careers. It’s a unique twist on the standard interview show, with no studio, no couch and no cue cards — just a straight up good time and good old-fashioned American fun.
Season 2 guests are to be announced. STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN’s first season guests included country singer and actor Trace Adkins, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr., comedian Gabriel Iglesias, WWE Superstar Becky Lynch, NFL Quarterback Baker Mayfield, actor and retired United States Marine Corps Reserve officer Rob Riggle, and star of “Impractical Jokers,” Sal Vulcano.
STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN joins a growing lineup of unscripted programming at USA, including docu-comedies CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST (2019’s #1 unscripted cable series on VOD), GROWING UP CHRISLEY and MIZ & MRS; and big buzzy reboots TEMPTATION ISLAND (USA Network’s #1 new series of 2019) and the reboot of THE BIGGEST LOSER (debuting January 28, 2020).
*Source: Nielsen L3 (000), 12/30/18-11/19/19, M-Su 6p-12a, 6+ telecasts
About USA Network:
USA Network has been a #1 cable entertainment network for 14 years, and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
About Line by Line Media:
Line by Line Media was co-founded by Sam Sarkoob and Bob Unger, two seasoned television executives with experience producing scripted episodic, late night talk, game shows, music competition, docu-follow and more, for USA, Netflix, SYFY, E!, Oxygen, Discovery and many others. Their passion to deliver the highest quality content and achieve creative excellence in a collaborative and supportive environment is what sets Line by Line Media apart
After talking w/ #WWE mega-star #BeckyLynch, #NASCAR legend #DaleEarnhardtJr, #comedian / #actor #GabrielIglesias, WHO should fans expect on SEASON 2 of #StraightUpSteveAustin premiering on @USA_Network in #Summer2020 …
— Matt Boone (@MattBoone1984) January 10, 2020
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