‘Undateable’ Renewed for Season 2 by NBC

'Undateable' Renewed Season 2 NBC

Buddy comedy “Undateable” has been renewed for a second season by NBC.

Exec producer Bill Lawrence tweeted Thursday evening that he was “overexcited” to do a second season of the Warner Bros. TV comedy. NBC has ordered an additional 10 episodes.

NBC is in the hunt for new half-hours as it prepares for a massive overhaul of its comedy lineup in the coming season. “Undateable” was ordered last year for the 2013-14 season, but the Peacock couldn’t make room for it until the summer.

The show about four male friends and their dating challenges premiered May 29 and delivered respectable numbers (by summer standards) in back-to-back airings on Thursday, although viewership tailed off toward the end of its run. But NBC execs are said to be encouraged but the show’s creative direction and the appeal of stars Chris D’Elia, Brent Morin, Ron Funches and Rick Glassman.

“Undateable” is also attractive to the Peacock as it is a multi-camera show, a format NBC has been looking to crack in recent seasons. It’s unclear if NBC intends to add “Undateable” to its regular season mix in 2014-15 or if the show will be skidded again in the summer.

“Undateable” marks the second scripted summer series to earn a sophomore season from NBC, following the renewal of medical sudser “The Night Shift” last month.

Adam Sztykiel created the show and serves as showrunner and exec producer. Lawrence, Jeff Ingold and John Quaintance also exec produce.

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  1. Don Jordan says:

    Time for Berski to do “Ah Leah”.

  2. You might as well bring back Bad Judge and Bad Teacher. Remind me, why did NBC cancel Parenthood? These studio guys suck!

  3. luann marchillo says:

    please dear God, not Nightshift, it absolutely SUCKED, come on!! thank goodness they are bringing back undateable. the best show i’ve seen in ages, great casting. how about another actual reality show like the channel 7 series NY Medical. love those

  4. Vince says:

    Are you kidding next to modern family this was the most well written show in a long time

  5. LA says:

    Chris D’Elia makes the show. Keep watching just for him.

  6. Denise says:

    Whoop…whoop…we really like this show. It’s like a modern day Cheers.

    • Rena Moretti says:

      “Like a modern-day Cheers”… without the audience to go with it, but NBC keeps saying it doesn’t need people to watch its shows (and is getting plenty of that!)

  7. JediElias says:

    LOVE the show! Just hope they keep Eva Amurri!!!!

  8. Rena Moretti says:

    So NBC is going to “overhaul” its comedy lineup by renewing a bad show with no ratings…

    I don’t see the difference.

    I would, however, would love to know who edited this article which so blatantly contradicts itself…

  9. Grimace says:

    Wow. I absolutely cannot believe it. I love Chris D’Elia, but he’s really the only thing good about that show. “Whitney” was 10x better (it actually made me laugh), and it was pulled, so…

    • Chandler says:

      “Whitney” was not 10x better than this show. No way. This show is very funny. The gay character is boring and obviously just a throw in, but the rest of the cast is spot on and it has crisp writing.

      • Rena Moretti says:

        Can’t we all agree both those shows are/were flops, therefore they belong on NBC’s air since their noew motto is “Flops ‘R Us”… What? They’re not looking for flops?!!! Wow!!! I could never tell….

  10. Shageen says:

    Good! The show has real potential. Suggestions would be perhaps the main character could be a bit less douchey next season. It was a bold choice to make a sitcoms main character a douchebag but it doesn’t work all that well. Also none of the supporting characters seem to have a backstory or jobs. Almost all the episodes in the first season were about dating/relationships set in the house/bar. It would be nice to see them give some back story to a character so you could invest in them. Also get back the blonde waitress from that other show she’s on.

    • I am so glad they renewed this show, but in order to avoid going through this next year, spread the word. Let’s get the ratings up. D’Elia and Funches alone are comedy gold!! Don’t Sleep on Brett either, I defy anyone to watch Episode 7: The Move and tell me that it wasn’t funny. The ratings are misleading as episodes were thrown into the summer, which affected the ratings, give it a go in January 2015 and see if the ratings don’t increase.

  11. Zach says:

    Quaintance has since departed for a Co-EP job on Mission Control.

    • Rena Moretti says:

      And thus is the Hollywood crisis ever deepening with producers of failed shows hired again and again to produce more failed shows.

      At some point, this will have to stop, won’t it…

      • Rena Moretti says:

        Terry, I can’t say I even understand what you wrote. It does sound, however, that you have no argument to contradict what I wrote, so thanks for agreeing… :)

        Every single of those bad shows that fail are “just a show” indeed and the people getting big money to make those bad shows are quite happy to continue.

        However, in the aggregate, you end up with a sick industry that does not produce quality shows any longer and is quickly dying on the vine.

      • Terry Simko says:

        Rena Moretti stop spotting and start already. It’s just a show calm down.

  12. M J Holiday says:

    Loved D’Elia in that show!

  13. Mitch says:

    Good, hopefully they will get rid of the token gay character who adds absolutely nothing and is not funny at all.

    • Grimace says:

      Wait..are you saying that the straight characters (besides D’Elia) are funny? I guess we’re watching different shows.

      • renee Wilson says:

        I think the show is very entertaining. I like all the characters, and I’m so glad it’ll be on another season. So, to all the characters, I appreciate you!

      • We must be watching different shows. Watch Episode 7 “The Move” and tell me its not a funny show. Just worry about staying purple and being Ronald McDonald’s boy, Grimace.

      • Mitch says:

        Yes, I am saying the straight characters are funny. Very funny.

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