Uncoupled is Uncanceled! The Series Heads to Showtime Following Netflix Cancellation


Good news for fans of the comedy series “Uncoupled” – Showtime has picked up Season 2 (and potentially beyond) of the show after it was canceled by Netflix.

The series, produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and created by Emily in Paris creator Darren Star and Modern Family veteran Jeffrey Richman, fits into one of the three main content lanes recently outlined by Showtime’s new boss Chris McCarthy, “Metro Cultures”. This category spans “culturally diverse takes” and includes shows like “The L Word” and “The Chi”.

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When the series was canceled by Netflix, MTV Entertainment Studios had been in talks with Showtime to find a new home for “Uncoupled”. However, at that time, the negotiations did not result in a pickup. Since then, Showtime has shifted its focus to three main content areas – Complex Characters, Powerful Worlds, and Metro-Cultures. The network is also looking to build its legacy in the “Metro Cultures” category with shows like “The L Word” and “The Chi”.

“Uncoupled” stars Neil Patrick Harris as a gay man navigating single life in New York City after being dumped by his partner of 17 years. On Showtime, the show is expected to be edgier and racier than its version on Netflix. The core cast also includes Tisha Campbell, Brooks Ashmanskas, Emerson Brooks, and Marcia Gay Harden.

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In addition to “The L Word”, “Uncoupled” will join the upcoming Showtime limited series “Fellow Travelers” which features LGBTQ+ themes and stars Matt Bomer, Jonathan Bailey, Allison Williams, Jelani Alladin, and Noah J. Ricketts. “Uncoupled” is executive produced by Darren Star, Jeffrey Richman, and Jax Media.


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