USA Network Renews ‘The Purge’ for Second Season

Renewal comes ahead of freshman season finale
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USA Network has picked up a second season of its horror/drama series The Purge, the network announced Tuesday.

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The sophomore season renewal of the series -- based on the popular movie franchise of the same name – comes as the show ends its freshman run on Nov. 6. The Blumhouse Television/Universal Cable Productions produced show is averaging 2.3 million total viewers and 1.2 million 18-49 year old viewers.

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“USA Network is so proud to be the television home for the iconic franchise, The Purge,” said Chris McCumber, president, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment in a statement. “The partnership and creative trust of Jason Blum and everyone at Blumhouse Television and Universal Pictures ensured The Purge’s successful transition from film to TV – and, along with Universal Cable Productions, we look forward to digging even deeper into the mythology in Season two.”

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