The release date for 60 Days In season 2 — August 18, 2016
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of 60 Days In season 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. A&E has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for August 18, 2016.
Unusual experiment and production info
60 Days In is a compelling reality series which premiered on A&E on March 10, 2016 and portrays seven men and women from different walks of life who agreed to participate in an unusual 2-month experiment. The goal of the experiment was to get an inside look at the in-house corruption and criminal activity at a state prison in Indiana. 300 cameras were installed around the Clark County Jail in Jefferson, Indiana, a prison with over 500 inmates that is notorious for violence and corruption among some of the corrections officers. The undercover operation posed very real threats to the people involved, as the vast majority of the corrections officers was not aware of the identities of the “prisoners” or the fact that a project was being filmed with this particular goal.
The series is produced by Lucky 8 TV, and exec produced by Gregory Henry, Kimberly Woodward, Jeff Grogan, Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro, Drew Tappon and Brad Holcman. Among the cast members are a cop, an ex-Marine, a stay-at-home mom, the daughter of Muhammad Ali, a school teacher, and several other people.
Stellar reviews and the upcoming second season
A 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, an 8.2/10 score on IMDb and excellent reviews confirm the audience`s true appreciation of the series` genuine feel. The series has premiered to 1.164 and 1.314 and 0.39 and 0.49 demo rating for the two debut back-to-back episodes. By the third week of broadcast the series even experienced a significant increase to 1.767 and a 0.7 demo rating. The experiment is truly successful, starting with the significant fact that it has already led to one arrest, and has uncovered many violations that take place on the inside of the state prison. Two seasons of the show were filmed prior to any episodes being broadcast due to the fact that further undercover activities would have been practically impossible after the show has aired. It`s hard do imagine a renewal in case of this series, but we can definitely look forward to the second season. Stay tuned for a release date announcement.
UPDATED May 27, 2016: The explosive and disturbing non-fiction series 60 Days In is coming back to A&E with a second season, scheduled for August 18 at 9pm ET/PT. Two seasons were filmed at once, due to the nature of the material which would not have allowed separate production periods. Drugs, corruption and violence are deeply explored and exposed in the freshman season, and the second chapter will immerse the viewers even deeper in the incarceration experience. Two specials are to air in the break between the two seasons - “60 Days In: The Aftermath” was broadcast on May 26, and “60 Days In: Meet the Participants” is set to precede the second season premiere on August 11, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT. Sign up for our automatic updates and we`ll be sure to remind you of the premiere date for the riveting season 2 premiere.