TV Land Tuesday announced that production has begun on the second season of its original reality series High School Reunion, which averaged more than 821,000 viewers per episode in its inaugural run.
The class of 1988 from Chandler High School (Chandler, Ariz.) has been selected by the network to come together to “rekindle old relationships, reveal long-held secrets and resolve deep-seated issues from 20 years ago.”
The series will expand from six episodes to eight and will be shot entirely on location in Kauai. The series is slated to air in early 2009 and each episode will be one hour.
“The Chandler class of ‘88 is filled with amazing alumni with dramatic and interesting stories that we can’t wait to tell during the upcoming season “High School Reunion,” Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land, said in a statement. “As they reconnect with old friends and forge new bonds with former classmates, there are sure to be some unforgettable moments that make great television. The magnificent Hawaiian back-drop will be second only to the emotional and energy-charged moments viewers are sure to enjoy in the new season.”
High School Reunion debuted on TV Land in March 2008 and enjoyed strong ratings success among the channel’s target demo of adults 25-54 and its core audience of adults 40-54. During the first season, it averaged 821,000 total viewers, up 89% over the same time period last year with a median age of 45.
High School Reunion is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. In addition to executive producers Mike Fleiss (The Bachelor), Andrew Hoegl and Jonathan Singer, Scott Cooper and Jason Ehrlich serve as co-executive producers. Prior to premiering on TV Land in 2008, the series previously ran for three seasons on The WB Network.