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