'Straight Up Steve Austin' Renewed by USA Network for Season 2

Eight new episodes will premiere in Summer 2020

Can we get a “hell yeah”? USA Network has renewed interview series “Straight Up Steve Austin” for a second season, TheWrap has learned exclusively.

Season 2 will consist of eight half-hour episodes and is set to premiere in Summer 2020. “Straight Up Steve Austin” is produced by Line by Line Media. Retired WWE Superstar “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, a legend in the pro-wrestling world, and Dave Barsky (“Dirty Jobs”) are executive producers.

“Straight Up Steve Austin” was 2019’s highest-rated new unscripted cable series among men 18-49 and men 25-54, according to Nielsen’s Live + 3 Day ratings data. That metric counts 72 hours of (mostly) DVR viewing, and is a very common way of judging prerecorded entertainment series — especially on cable.

In every episode, Austin and a celebrity guest get real, heading out to different cities across America to take part in one-of-a-kind adventures, while swapping stories about their lives and careers, according to USA’s logline. It’s a unique twist on the standard interview show, with no studio, no couch and no cue cards — just a straight-up good time and good old-fashioned American fun.

Season 2 guests will be announced at a later date.

Guests on the show’s initial run included country singer and actor Trace Adkins, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr., comedian Gabriel Iglesias, WWE Superstar Becky Lynch, NFL quarterback Baker Mayfield, actor and retired United States Marine Corps Reserve officer Rob Riggle, and star of “Impractical Jokers,” Sal Vulcano.

11 WWE Superstars With Their Own TV Shows (Photos)

  • These days, WWE Superstars don’t just make their TV money through in-ring performances on “Raw,” “SmackDown Live” and WWE Network pay-per-views — there’s an entire universe of opportunity for popular pro wrestlers to earn big bucks on the small screen.  

    In our gallery are 11 WWE wrestlers with their own television shows. We’ve included a few select series from recent years to help paint a picture of the non-canvas landscape. A few: “Straight Up Steve Austin,” “Fight Like a Girl” and “The Big Show Show” have yet to premiere.  

    For the purposes of this story, we only counted the three people who appeared in all 111 episodes of “Total Divas” — Nikki Bella, Brie Bella and Natalya — as it being *their* show, but we included the names of everyone who showed up in seven or more episodes of that one.  

  • Wrestler(s): “Stone Cold” Steve Austin  
    Show(s): “Straight Up Steve Austin,” “Broken Skull Challenge,” “Redneck Island”  
    Network(s): USA, CMT, Country Music Television  

    CMT

  • Wrestler(s): Nikki Bella, Brie Bella  
    Show(s): “Total Bellas,” “Total Divas”  
    Network(s): E!  

    E!

  • Wrestler(s): The Miz, Maryse  
    Show(s): “Miz & Mrs”  
    Network(s): USA  

    USA Network

  • Wrestler(s): Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson  
    Show(s): “Ballers”  
    Network(s): HBO  

    HBO

  • Wrestler(s): John Cena  
    Show(s): “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?”; “American Grit”  
    Network(s): Fox; Nickelodeon  

    Nickelodeon

  • Wrestler(s): The Big Show  
    Show(s): “The Big Show Show”  
    Network(s): Netflix  

    Netflix

  • Wrestler(s): Christian  
    Show(s): “Knight Fight”  
    Network(s): History  

    Tim O'Connell for History channel

  • Wrestler(s): Stephanie McMahon, various female WWE Superstars  
    Show(s): “Fight Like a Girl”  
    Network(s): Quibi  

    WWE.com

  • Wrestler(s): Brie Bellas, Nikki Bella, Natalya, Naomi, Eva Marie, Paige, Cameron, Alicia Fox, Lana, Maryse, Renee Young, Rosa Mendes, Summer Rae, Nia Jax, Jo Jo, Alexa Bliss, Carmella, Mandy Rose, Emma, various others  
    Show(s): “Total Divas”  

    Network(s): E!

    E!

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s new USA Network series premieres on Aug. 12

These days, WWE Superstars don’t just make their TV money through in-ring performances on “Raw,” “SmackDown Live” and WWE Network pay-per-views — there’s an entire universe of opportunity for popular pro wrestlers to earn big bucks on the small screen.  

In our gallery are 11 WWE wrestlers with their own television shows. We’ve included a few select series from recent years to help paint a picture of the non-canvas landscape. A few: “Straight Up Steve Austin,” “Fight Like a Girl” and “The Big Show Show” have yet to premiere.  

For the purposes of this story, we only counted the three people who appeared in all 111 episodes of “Total Divas” — Nikki Bella, Brie Bella and Natalya — as it being *their* show, but we included the names of everyone who showed up in seven or more episodes of that one.  

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