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Awkwafina gets 2nd season of new cable network comedy series

“Awkwafina is Nora from Queens” debuts Jan. 22.
Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Awkwafina arrives at the 25th annual Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

PASADENA, Calif. — Awkwafina didn't receive an Oscar nomination for her acting in “The Farewell,” but the breakout star has already secured a second season of her new Comedy Central series. 

“Awkwafina is Nora from Queens” debuts Jan. 22. 

The network said Tuesday it was adding a second season of the show based on Awkwafina's real life growing up in the New York borough of Queens. 

Awkwafina won a Golden Globe for “The Farewell.” Despite no Oscar nod, she says that last year's movies showed representation existed, and she's grateful for the journey she's on.

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