Showtime Pulls the Plug on ‘Uncoupled’ Comedy Series

Unfortunately for fans of the comedy series ‘Uncoupled,’ Showtime has decided against moving forward with Season 2, despite rescuing it from cancellation by Netflix. The news comes after efforts to tailor the show to fit Showtime’s platform.

Originally created by Darren Star and Jeffrey Richman, the series, which stars Neil Patrick Harris, had been picked up by Showtime after Netflix axed it following its first season. Showtime intended to redevelop the show to align with its brand, but after months of work, the decision was made not to proceed with a second season.

Neil Patrick Harris had previously announced plans for Season 2 to commence filming in early July of the previous year, but production faced delays due to a Writers Guild of America strike. Despite gearing up for production with scripts largely written, the show will not move forward.


‘Uncoupled’ was expected to fit into Showtime’s content strategy, particularly in the “Metro Cultures” category, alongside shows like ‘The L Word‘ and ‘The Chi.’ The series follows Harris’s character, a gay man navigating single life in New York City after a sudden breakup with his partner of 17 years.

The ensemble cast also features Tisha Campbell, Brooks Ashmanskas, Emerson Brooks, and Marcia Gay Harden.

Executive produced by Star, Richman, and Jax Media, ‘Uncoupled‘ ultimately won’t see another season on Showtime, marking the end of its brief revival.

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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