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Sigourney Weaver's 'Political Animals' to get second season?

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The producers of Political Animals have hinted that a second season is possible.

The USA network drama - which stars Sigourney Weaver - launched with 2.6m viewers on July 15, but ratings have dropped in recent weeks.

However, NBC Universal's Bonnie Hammer told TVLine that a decline in viewership may not spell the end for the political series.

"We want to see what the response is [and] what kind of interesting buzz it brings to USA as a whole," she said.

"It's never just, 'Do you hit a certain rating?' - it's really about the whole, what it adds to USA as a brand."

Political Animals creator Greg Berlanti added that all of the show's major stars are "contracted for multiple seasons".

"We have a whole life of the characters [planned out] - some of which is set up in these [first] six [episodes], and a lot of which we pay off in these six," he explained.

Political Animals continues on Sundays at 10/9c on USA.

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