"Huff" — with Spamalot's Azaria — Begins Second Season in April

News   "Huff" — with Spamalot's Azaria — Begins Second Season in April "Huff," the acclaimed Showtime series that stars Spamalot's Hank Azaria in the title role, will begin its second season April 2.
Hank Azaria in
Hank Azaria in "Huff". Photo by Holly Stein/Showtime

The two-hour premiere is scheduled to air on the cable network beginning at 10 PM ET; check local listings. The first season of "Huff," according to a statement by writer-creator Bob Lowry, "ended with what I call the 'convergence scene,' which had Huff (Azaria) assaulted by everybody in his life. He had pushed his best friend Russell (Oliver Platt) down a flight of stairs because he caught him in bed with his mother, Izzy (Blythe Danner); his wife, Beth (Paget Brewster), was leaving indefinitely to be with her dying mother (Swoozie Kurtz); his schizophrenic brother, Teddy (Andy Comeau), went over the edge by what he witnessed; and his son Byrd (Anton Yelchin) further disengaged from the family."

During the second season, Lowry explains, "Huff redefines his manhood, realizing what he envisioned as strength has been just a caricature, and that all his care-taking and helping everybody is still not taking him where he wants to go. Hiding his own identity from himself by helping other isn't working too well for him."

Hank Azaria earned Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for his work as Sir Lancelot in the Tony-winning musical Spamalot, which marked his Broadway debut. Azaria was also seen onstage in the West End production of Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and his screen credits include "Eulogy," "Along Came Polly," "Shattered Glass," "America's Sweethearts," "Celebrity," "The Birdcage," "Grosse Pointe Blank" and "Quiz Show." Azaria received an Emmy Award for his work on "Tuesdays with Morrie," and his television credits also include "Uprising," "Fail Safe," "Friends" and "Mad About You."

"Huff" airs Sunday nights on Showtime at 10 PM ET. Visit www.sho.com for more information.

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