60 Days In season 2 to premiere on August 18, 2016
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About the series
60 Days In is a new documentary style reality show which follows an extraordinary experiment that investigates in-house corruption and criminal activity inside an Indiana prison. Seven innocent men and women have agreed to be locked up for 2 months with over 500 hardened inmates in the Clark County Jail. The penitentiary is notorious for violence and corruption among corrections officers and other prison officials. Produced by Lucky 8 TV, 60 Days In premiered on A&E on March 10, 2016 and has recently been renewed for a 2nd season.
With 300 cameras capturing the ins-and-outs of jail life, the undercover operation was set up with the goal of giving an accurate portrayal of real life in prison. Posing a significant danger to the participants, producers nonetheless ensured that most corrections officers did not know the identities of the volunteer prisoners or the purpose of the project. This preserved the integrity of the experiment and provided an unbiased look at what actually happens behind the iron gates.
Ratings, reviews and upcoming renewal
The first season of 60 Days In premiered with back-to-back episodes and almost immediately became a hit show. Scoring a perfect 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.4 out of 10 on IMDb, the series continued to climb in viewer ratings with each broadcasted episode. Seems like the experiment was successful in not only uncovering various prison violations, but also unearthing an audience that is more than willing to continue watching week after week. With such amazing ratings, it was no surprise that A&E decided to renew 60 Days In for season 2. A release date has not yet been officially announced.
UPDATED May 27, 2016: The A&E network has officially renewed their freshman real life TV show 60 Days In the same day the docu-series aired the final episode of the debut installment. Moreover, the network has also announced the premiere date for a new season. New episodes of the non-fiction series will hit the small screen on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT. A new chapter of the gripping and compelling new docu-drama will follow eight new innocent participants as they immerse themselves into the dangerous and dramatic world of incarceration. Sign up for our updates and we will email you an automated reminder of the release date of 60 Days In one day before the show premieres.