Frankie Shaw’s SMILF Gets Renewed

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Dec. 19 2017, Updated 7:22 a.m. ET

There have been several variations formed out of the acronym MILF since the 90’s when it was first introduced to the mainstream in the movie American Pie. Along with GILF and DILF, we can now add SMILF to the lexicon, though the smart money says the latter will probably make it into Websters Dictionary before the others do. In part because SMILF is Showtimes newest comedy starring Frankie Shaw, which they have just renewed for a second season after just four episodes into the first.

“From its first episode, the refreshingly honest point of view of ‘SMILF‘ broke through with audiences, the press and on social media,” Gary Levine.

Gary Levine, Showtime’s president of programming couldn’t stop singing the show’s praises at a press junket on November 30 where he spoke to Variety.

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“Frankie Shaw is a creative force to be reckoned with and we love having her on Showtime. Her show is funny and forthright, pointed and poignant, irreverent and relevant, all at once. We can’t wait to see where Frankie takes ‘SMILF’ next season.”

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SMILF takes from Frankie Shaw’s own life as a single mom in South Boston, and the show’s success thus far, speaks to just how relatable it all is. Each episode begins with an old proverb, from one of South Boston many ethnicities. Like many young women in their twenties, Bridgette Bird is unwed and must raise a child by herself while trying to reignite the dying embers of whatever it is she aspires to.

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