HBO has renewed the late-night series WYATT CENAC’S PROBLEM AREAS for a second season, it was announced today by Nina Rosenstein, executive vice president, HBO Programming.
“We’re so thrilled to have such a relevant, thought-provoking and sharply funny show on the network,” said Rosenstein. “We’re all looking forward to seeing what problem areas Wyatt and his team decide to tackle next season.”
The ten-episode first season of WYATT CENAC’S PROBLEM AREAS debuted Friday, April 13. Helmed by the Emmy®- and WGA Award-winning comedian and writer, the series covers a wide range of social and cultural issues, ranging from the trivial to the impactful. With an eye toward solutions, the lighter topics include: moving millennials into battleships, NRA propaganda at the movies, banking deserts, student loans and powering the world with human waste.
The first season also tackles the complex issue of policing in America, touching on such concerns as: mental health, police accountability, sexual assault and training standards. Each episode features a documentary-style field report, with Cenac canvassing the country, from suburban Minneapolis and downtown Cincinnati to rural Oklahoma and Skid Row in Los Angeles, as he investigates systemic issues from his unique perspective and appeals for change.