TNT Renews ‘Claws’ for a Second Season

The ladies of the Nail Artisan of Manatee County are coming back for a second season! The Ted Turner-owned TNT cable network has officially renewed freshman series Claws so the ladies will be back in business in time to serve us more captivating drama. The series was initially developed for HBO, but got snatched up by the basic cabler and has now garnered much success throughout its debut run.

The show, which stars Niecy Nash, Judy Reyes, Carrie Preston, Dean Norris, and Karrueche Tran, is basic cable’s number four new drama this year among adults in the 18-49 age demographic – an advertiser’s dream. On average, the show garners 6.3 million gross viewers – including viewership that is linear, mobile, digital, and on-demand. Additionally, within seven days of DVR, Claws also averages a viewership of 1.1 million in that key demo as well.

With its bold and edgy nature, the Rashida Jones-executive produced drama also notably engages the youngest audience of any drama on TNT. In doing so, Claws fits into the niche TNT aims to be heralded for, hence past hit shows like Rizzoli and Isles.

“Look out Manatee County, these ladies are coming back for more!” Sarah Aubrey, executive VP of original programming at TNT said in a statement. “These strong-willed, hilarious women represent the diverse voices this network is all about. Claws has certainly struck a chord with audiences and continues to attract new viewers each week.”

Claws takes place in a nail salon in South Florida and “is described as a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness that follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous Floridian manicurists in the traditionally male world of organized crime” – THR reports.

With its renewal, Claws joins the company of the TNT dramas Animal Kingdom, The Last Ship, Major Crimes, Good Behavior, Will, The Librarians, and the recently greenlit The Alienist.


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