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Awkwafina’s Nora from Queens opens season 2 to strong ratings

Nora from Queens starring Awkwafina, BD Wong and Bowen Yang opened season 2 up 14% over its season 1 average, reports Deadline.

The show created by the comedienne debuted on Comedy Central Wednesday with a double episode in the 10 p.m. hour.

It also played on MTV2 where it surpassed the ratings for the time period by 64%.

Nora is Awkwafina’s real life birth name, which is appropriate since the show is based on Nora Lum’s life growing up in Queens.

“I think in Season 2, I drew more from my perspective. I also addressed a couple of things, like, for instance, the absence of my mom,” Awkwafina told the Los Angeles Times.

“When you do a show about your life, you are a little cautious about what you might talk about,” Awkwafina said in a round table organized by EW and the show’s executive producer Teresa Hsiao, who lead the discussion.

She says Nora “has evolved into someone who is a little bit more aware about what she should be doing right now.”

Awkwafina acknowledged to the Times she probably worried too much as a youngster.

“I think that everything that happened in my life, when I started to figure out who I was and what made me genuinely happy, what fulfilled me, made the things that I used to really not like about my life a little bit easier to digest. That maybe everything happens for a reason.”

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