AMC Renews "Preacher" for Season 2

After only five episodes, AMC has renewed "Preacher" for a second season. According to Variety, the second season will "expand" to 13 episodes, and air in 2017.

The first season has performed quite well on AMC as the #2 series on the cable channel with an average of 3.3 million viewers per episode in Nielsen live plus 3 ratings.

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"'Preacher' is a special television program and we're eager to share with fans the rest of this wild first season and, now, an expanded second season," AMC president Charlie Collier said in a statement. "What Sam, Seth, Evan and the entire creative team have achieved in bringing Garth Ennis' graphic novel to the screen is extraordinary. We look forward to more time with these unforgettable characters be it in Heaven, Hell, Texas or beyond."

AMC is set to air a "Preacher" catch-up marathon that will show the first five episodes of the series, starting at 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 30.

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Executive produced by Sam Catlin ("Breaking Bad"), Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen ("This Is The End"), "Preacher" airs Sundays at 9 on AMC.

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