Polyamory in the News!
. . . by Alan M.

June 6, 2013

Showtime's "Polyamory": Rerun of Season 1, then a new Season 2

Showtime network

    Trailer for Season 1, Episode 1

Last summer's breakthrough reality series Polyamory: Married & Dating will rerun on the Showtime network starting Thursday night, June 27th, at 11 p.m. Eastern time. At least five of the seven episodes will appear weekly late at night; see schedule. In addition, Showtime subscribers can now watch all seven episodes online anytime.

Season 2 is in the works, as we announced last January. No word on when it will air, but it won't be until after the summer rerun is over. Nor do we have word on who's going to be in it — everyone's mum until the official announcement. But there will be new people, and it's a reasonable guess that we'll at least see some followup on people from Season 1.

The series was controversial in the poly community, especially for the brief sex and nudity in most episodes. I thought this was handled tastefully and shown as what it was: a normal, significant part of the relationships among the featured quad and triad. Ditto the human imperfections in some of the relationships. Producer/director Natalia Garcia is passionate about showing the concepts of modern polyamory for what we know them to be. She also searched hard for a more diverse cast for Season 2, though I don't know whether she succeeded. The show certainly boosted Google searches for the word "polyamory" (and hits to this site) and familiarized a lot of people with a once-unimaginable concept.

One little leak: I was asked to sign a release allowing Showtime to display pages from this website. Apparently the Season 2 cast reads it!



Anonymous Marjorie the Medium-rare said...

Can't wait.

June 06, 2013 12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES to all of it: re-watching S1, anticipating a S2, a more diverse cast. Fantastic!

Nice to see "Poly in the News" getting some promotion, too.

June 06, 2013 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Ivo said...

Congratulations Alan :)

June 07, 2013 3:14 AM  
Blogger Anita Wagner Illig said...

Very good news, Alan, thanks for sharing it, and I'm so happy that those involved with S2 are paying attention. What more could we ask?

June 08, 2013 2:20 PM  
Blogger magicaleve2005 said...

So excited!!! Hubby and I love the show and it also helped us want to take a chance to live this lifestyle since I still love women. Its helps avoid cheating and lying if we can do it together especially since we love each other and have been together many years, jealousy is a little hard sometimes, but I know we will make it. Thank you so much for putting a show like this on to help people like us find our way :)

June 08, 2013 4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what happened to the original triad?

October 16, 2013 12:37 AM  

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