NBC has given the green light for second seasons of both “Found” and “The Irrational,” marking early renewals for the network’s first-year drama series. The unique circumstance of having episodes filmed prior to the broadcast season’s start allowed NBC to stand out, offering new scripted content while competitors turned to reality series and licensed programming amid the dual strikes.
“The Irrational,” currently seven episodes into its first season, with four more to come, is back in production. Meanwhile, “Found” has aired nine episodes, with its final two set to premiere on January 9. Both series have been well-received, not only on NBC but also on Peacock. “Found” claimed the title of NBC’s top launch on the streamer, drawing 10.5 million viewers in its first week, while “The Irrational” garnered 12.1 million viewers across all NBCU platforms in its first 15 days.
“Found” follows Gabi Mosely, played by Shanola Hampton, a PR specialist and former missing person, leading a crisis management team to ensure no one is forgotten. The series also stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Kelli Williams, Brett Dalton, Gabrielle Walsh, Arlen Escarpeta, and Karan Oberoi. Showrunner Nkechi Okoro Carroll, along with a stellar lineup of executive producers, brings this captivating drama to life.
“The Irrational” features Jesse L. Martin as Alec Mercer, a renowned behavioral science professor, lending his expertise to high-stakes cases. The show, based on Dan Ariely’s book “Predictably Irrational,” explores Mercer’s unconventional approach to solving puzzles and mysteries. The cast includes Maahra Hill, Travina Springer, Molly Kunz, and Arash DeMaxi, with Arika Lisanne Mittman at the helm as showrunner.
Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Content at NBCUniversal Entertainment, praised the passionate work of showrunners Nkechi Okoro Carroll and Arika Lisanne Mittman, as well as the dedicated cast, producers, and crews, emphasizing the series’ status as must-see television on both NBC and Peacock.