Lifetime orders a 2nd season for Saturday drama 'Wild Card'
"Wild Card," a drama about a Las Vegas blackjack dealer-turned-fraud investigator, has earned a second season from Lifetime.
The cable network has ordered 18 more episodes of the series, which stars Joely Fisher ("Ellen," "Grosse Pointe") as a woman who gives up her casino job to raise the children of her sister, who died in a car accident. She winds up becoming a fraud investigator for an insurance company.
New episodes will likely begin airing in the summer.
"Our viewers have told us that they connect and respond to these ... characters by coming back each and every Saturday," says Barbara Fisher, Lifetime's head of entertainment. "Joely is one of those rare actresses who can walk that fine line between comedy and drama. She has such a wide range of ability that she is able to create fascinating and believable characters."
"Wild Card" averaged 2.1 million viewers a week in its first season. That's a decent number for a cable series, particularly on Saturday night, when TV viewership is typically low.