Young Rock, the sitcom about three different formative stretches of Dwayne Johnson’s life that might also be a trial balloon for a Presidential run, premiered in February to an audience of more than 13 million. It hasn’t hung on to those numbers - no scripted shows do - but it’s still the No. 2 new comedy of the season in the 18-49 demographic.
So it’s no surprise that Deadline is reporting NBC has renewed Young Rock for a second season.
One would presume that means we’ll get to see Dewey at 11, 16 and 19 (season one focused on Johnson at 10, 15, and 18)... but maybe they’ll mix it up a bit more. Wrestling fans will want the youngest time period to stay static enough to keep the fictionalized versions of guys like The Iron Sheik, Randy Savage, Junkyard Dog, the Wild Samoans & Andre the Giant on the show.
And who knows, maybe if the show stays successful it can just morph into a reality show about the first year of President Johnson’s stay at the White House?