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NBC officials confirmed that the company would be renewing their hit sitcom “The Bucknellian” for a second season this past Friday. The series depicts the everyday lives of the editorial board for the University’s student-run newspaper. To simulate the look of an actual documentary, the show was filmed with a single camera without a studio audience or laugh track.

Julie Spierer ’19, the lead director for the series, expressed her excitement upon hearing the news that the show would be returning for another season.

“Oh God,” Spierer said. “My mind is going a mile an hour.”

Despite the positive news, some fans of the first season are concerned that many members of the original cast will not be returning to reprise their roles. According to Sam Rosenblatt ’20, Associate Casting Director and Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief, the role of Barbara Bell ’18 will now be played by Ruby Gould ’19, following Bell’s departure from the show after allegations that she ran over co-star Lynn Korsun ’18 with her car.

“I’m not a bad person,” Bell said after her May 2018 court case. “I’m a good person, who just runs over women with her car. So sue me. No, wait, don’t sue me. That is the opposite of the point I’m trying to make.”

The original writing staff of “The Bucknellian” will also be returning to pen the scripts for the new season, though Head Writer Janey Woo ’20 has said there have been challenges matching the heights of the pilot episode filmed nearly a year ago.

“Sometimes I’ll start a sentence, and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way,” Woo said. “Like an improv conversation. An improversation.”

Filming will begin in the spring semester, after the team receives the permits to shoot in Stuck House. Gould noted the difficulties of securing the location after a 2017 prank left the entire building quarantined for several weeks.

“One of the cast members put a stapler in Jell-O for the final scene of the pilot,” Gould said. “Only he never threw out the Jell-O. It just sat there until 7th Street Cafe filed a complaint about the smell.”

By the time Public Safety took care of the issue, the toxic Jell-O had already seeped into the carpet. The smell remains to this day.

“Why would somebody ruin a perfectly good carpet?” Rosenblatt asked. “I don’t know. Could be done out of hate, could be done out of love. It could be completely neutral. I’m starting to think it was an act of terrorism. It’s the only thing that makes any sense.”

The second season of “The Bucknellian” will premiere on NBC on May 19, 2019, right after the series premiere of the critically acclaimed comedy “Bucks and Recreation.”

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