50 Cent's "Power" Series Earns Second Season On Starz

"Power," the Starz TV series executive produced by 50 Cent, gets picked up for a second season.

Following the show's recent debut, Starz has renewed Power, a television series executive produced by 50 Cent, among others, has been renewed for a second season. 

The show has been picked up for a 10-episode second season, according to Deadline

50 Cent recently spoke about the effort with Good Day Philadelphia

"I'm really proud of this project," he says. "I've been pretty much hands-on and involved with the entire process and I feel like my baby's born. Omari was the perfect person for it. The stars lined up for me when started going through the casting process. He was the #1 person on the list for us to pick for the show."

Omari Hardwick also recently revealed 50 Cent's role on the program.  

"It was pretty amazing," Hardwick said. "He's tried... and proven in other parts of his life, as a mogul, as a Rap artist. It was really interesting for me to see him take on the executive producer hat of a show like this. He had done producing before...but to see him be active and take my phone call on the dime...If I'd call and go, 'We really need you on the set today.' We have an incredible cast, so it wasn't just me, it would be me speaking for the cast and going, 'Folks need your energy today.' And he'd be down in like 30 minutes. He was really active...He's great to work with." 

RELATED: 50 Cent's Involvement In "Power" Revealed By Omari Hardwick

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  • Bandele

    I'm ecstatic but disappointed it wont be more eppys the second season I was expected at least 12. As for the haters ... haters hate, that's what they do. Instead of throwing shade because 50 is EP they don't see the big pic: that the creator, is African American, an extremely diverse cast ensemble that' working actors ... the behind the camera jobs are diverse, not to mention it is a show that is slowly crossing over to mainstream and is not just a Black drama.

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  • Anonymous

    You're not part of Maybach at all, who didn't own 50. 50 already did it on his own and got famous off it. Ross didn't do it on his own. Maybach is a huge flop with the terrible music videos that are all the same bullshit with no story and pointless product placement." Shut up bitch. You wanna talk tough, my phone is 432-656-3432

    • Anonymous

      I just called this number and his mom answered. She said he's down in the basement playing on his computer.

  • Anonymous

    Where's bruthadee in all of this?

  • Anonymous

    If it got a second season, it's obviously succeeded. Flop shows get cancelled before the season is over. Power would well on any network." No one was checking for 50 though. People watched power for the cliched storyline, not for 50.

  • Anonymous

    No, it wasn't. Also, Ross will never outsell 50. Ross already did idiot. 180k to 46k LOL.

    • Anonymous

      No, you didn't.

    • Anonymous

      I've seen him in real life.

    • Anonymous

      You pulled that bullshit out your ass?

    • Anonymous

      In real life, ross is actually a very humble man, living in a modest home with his wife and children.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, 50 is making more money. Ross isn't smart at all, spending his money on stupid shit like another dumb tattoo, jewelry, cars, mansions, etc.

    • Anonymous

      50 isn't making more money though. Mastermind outsold animal ambition. What shows and films have 50 succeeded in? Ross is smart. He rents the stuff out.

    • Anonymous

      It helps 50 make more money off of music. He already outsold Ross. 50 IS set for life. His shows and movies aren't bombing and Ross isn't smart with his money.

    • Anonymous

      And that distribution deal ain't helping 50 outsell ross at all. I gave you metacritic scores and 50 isn't set for life. His films and shows are bombing while Ross is smart with his money.

    • Anonymous

      No, he has a distribution deal, big difference. Ross has more hype and critics don't favor Ross. 50's businesses are succeeding, he's set for life. (also, Beats and SMS are THE shit, not shit)

    • Anonymous

      He's signed to caroline as an artist. The logo appears. Independent artists only use their own company. 50 had more hype and metacritic scores favor ross with 67 vs 53. His business ventures are bombing. People prefer Beats to SMS (both are shit though) and he has nothing else.

    • Anonymous

      You are still wrong. 50 is independent. He's not signed to Caroline, he has a distribution deal. Also, Ross had more hype and critics didn't prefer him. 50's sales are good and his business ventures are not failing if he's still on Forbes.

    • Anonymous

      Ross wouldn't release 90% of the songs because its fucking stupid and suicidal. Also, 50 isn't independent but signed to an indie label called caroline records. Fiddy had much more hype and yet critics preferred ross. His sales suck and 50's business ventures are failing.

    • Kosto

      Trust me, if Officer Ricky released 90% of the songs off his Mastermind album before the album release, he would've done worse. And besides Rick Ross is supported by Def Jam one of the biggest labels in the industry. Fif went independent on this one and he did fairly well. You can stick to listening to Rick Ross and his entourage while the destroy hip-hop culture.

    • Anonymous

      Either way, ross outsold 50.

    • Anonymous

      i like how you round Officer Rickys sales up and round 50s down!

  • Anonymous

    What other rapper got a television show on right now? Love and Hip Hop dont count! Neither does Marrying the Game? 50 got a few more shows in the works. Wanna see that cartoon he developed for FOX.

    • Anonymous

      You're not part of Maybach at all, who didn't own 50. 50 already did it on his own and got famous off it. Ross didn't do it on his own. Maybach is a huge flop with the terrible music videos that are all the same bullshit with no story and pointless product placement.

    • Anonymous

      We at maybach owned 50. 50 had eminem helping him. When he tried doing it on his own, he got shot 9 times, and columbia records was scared. Eminem helped him. Ross did it on his own. Maybach is a huge success and the music videos combine story with product placement.

    • Anonymous

      No, 50 did it on his own and he didn't get kicked out, he left. Ross worked with white people all the time, not just for distribution. Also, Mayback Films is a huge failure with all of the music videos.

    • Anonymous

      50 had eminem and jimmy helping him (and later kicking his ass out for falling off big.) Ross worked directly with black people, only using some whites for distribution. Big difference. Plus maybach films is already a huge hit with his music videos.

    • Anonymous

      50 did on his own, too, and Ross also has white people helping him. Plus, Maybach Films will be a failure.

    • Anonymous

      Not all rappers have a behind the scenes special. Ross has plenty of projects going on at maybach films. He did it on his own while 50 had white people helping him.

    • Anonymous

      bitch tits cant even get a behind the music special about him because he cant have people looking into his made up past

  • mac DIESEL

    ONLY NON SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WOULD THINK THIS IS A FAIL!!!! LOOK IN THE MIRROR!!!! THEN YOU WILL SEE WHAT FAIL IS!!!! HA!!!! DON'T HATEO MY OPINION!!!!

    • Bandele

      Power isn't failing don't believe the BS: http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/starz-original-power-ends-on-ratings-high-to-get-encore-run-1201277212/

  • Anonymous

    Ross outsold 50 too. LOL, 46k for a hyped up album? Ross's "flop (not really though)" outsold 50's flop. LOL Wale and Meek Mill also outsold 50 too. Even non hyped niggas like French Montana with little promo are doing better than him. It's very sad to see a person go from diamond to not half way gold in 10 YEARS!!

    • Anonymous

      yet 50 won't even go gold this time around.

    • Anonymous

      Not 1 platinum album between all those clowns LOL. Ross and Wale the only ones who will ever know what its like to sell gold! These bums ain't winning and they are not bosses!

    • Anonymous

      i seen 50 on forbes list last year but i didnt see ross, meek , wale or french! 50 really out here gridning and working STREET KING IMMORTAL up next, SEPTEMBER, who else droppin 2 album in 4 months?

    • Anonymous

      French Montana had tons of hype and promo and still flopped. IDK what you're talking about.

  • Anonymous

    Clap hands for this man he making POWER MOVES!!!!

  • Anonymous

    This is a good look people want to hate but 2mil viewers on a debut show is good, lets put this into perspective breaking bad didn't crack 2mil views until the 4th season. So stop hating

    • Anonymous

      AMC plays Small town security so anything can survive over there

    • Anonymous

      If it got a second season, it's obviously succeeded. Flop shows get cancelled before the season is over. Power would well on any network.

    • Anonymous

      Just because it got a second season doesn't mean it succeeded. Flop shows get renewed out of desperation. It owuldn't survive on amc.

    • Anonymous

      2 million is a success, not a flop. The show's off to a good start.

    • Anonymous

      Keep in mind this is premiere so ratings will fall to a measly million or so. 2 million is a flop. 5 million is more of a solid start.

    • Izzy

      y'all need to stop hating, do you think shows start with 8mil viewers, 2mil is a solid start to a new show

    • Anonymous

      2 million ain't winning. Shows do 8-10 million today. I'm curious though, why didn't the 2 million make Actual ambition a hit.

    • Anonymous

      Power succeeded, not bombed.

    • Anonymous

      AMC is way bigger than Starz and it starred the nigga from malcom in the middle, more promo my ass! most of yall bandwagon ass niggas just slept on breaking bad for the first 3 or 4 seasons!

    • Anonymous

      Power was heavily more promoted than breaking bad and it still bombed.

  • Anonymous

    To put things into perspective, Power's first episode had 2.6 millions views. Black Sails: 0.85 Da Vinci's Demons: 1.05 (first season), .58 (second season) Spartacus peaked at 1.72 out of all three seasons and the prequel/mini-series. Magic City: 0.30 (first season) and .05 (second season) For STARZ standards this is great. Even when compared to HBO it did pretty solid. Boardwalk Empire's ratings range from 1 to 3 million views. Silicon Valley never surpassed 2 million. True Detective had 3 out of 8 episodes not make it pass 2 million, with the finale doing 3.52. Now the real question is, will Power continue to do this well? Probably not. Most ratings fall a bit after the premiere. BUT it should continue to do well since it has had a good start.

    • Cyberologist

      Cable ratings are "different" than regular TV because they don't depend on sweeps (ad revenues) "While Power's #s would be alarming for broadcast networks (ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS), they are good for pay cable, which is based on subscription revenue, and not advertising. Also, the subsequent airings of the show will also effect judgment of how good it did." Jamey Giddens Daytime Confidential

    • Anonymous

      Change of topic, but everyone here needs to watch "True Detective", that show is fucking amazing

    • Anonymous

      LOL @ yall nikkas sounding like industry interns or some shit

    • Anonymous

      No, it wasn't. Also, Ross will never outsell 50.

    • Anonymous

      Yes it was. Ross outsold 50 too. LOL, 46k for a hyped up album? Ross's "flop (not really though)" outsold 50's flop.

    • Anonymous

      Magic City Ross's episode was actually the best rated. The rest of the show bombed.

    • Anonymous

      Black Sails is a great show! Never saw Magic City but I read it got cancelled after Rick Ross made an appearance.. LOL

    • Anonymous

      it depends breaking bad ratings got better season after season but I reckon it will do around 1-1.5mil for the rest of the season

  • Anonymous

    Might as well keep dancing.....what other rapper from NY that was signed to Interscope has a scripted show on Starz!

  • Anonymous

    Damn homie 2 million viewers refused to buy Aniimal ambition Floppppppppppp

    • Anonymous

      huh? you think everyone who watches a tv show is automatically a fan of his music? im sure some of them got it for free! whens your tv show premiering?

  • Anonymous

    looking forward to episode 2 Naturi's titties were a good look in the first one.

  • Anonymous

    cant hate on that show is good

  • Anonymous

    It was a 2 season comittment. The ratings bombed for power and the show sucks. It only got a second season as part of the overall deal. Had this been on hbo, it would be cancelled at the end of the season.

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