FX renews 30 Days; Morgan Spurlock will be in two episodes

Morgan Spurlock’s quiet yet fascinating reality series 30 Days has been renewed for a third season.

FOX “has ordered six hourlong episodes of the show,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series “chronicles a person’s experience in an unfamiliar, sometimes hostile environment.”

There’s no word yet about casting for the show, nor about what experience Morgan Spurlock will experience. In the past two seasons, one of the six episodes has featured him doing something for 30 days–living on minimum wage in the first season and being in jail during the second season.

However, in this season, “he will be featured in two segments,” according to the paper. That’s a good move, considering that he’s far more charismatic and engaging than the regular people who are featured in the other five episodes.

FX picks up 3rd season of ’30 Days’ [The Hollywood Reporter]

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