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.