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Netflix Cancels Half-Hour Comedy ‘Uncoupled’ After Just One Season

Netflix Cancels Half-Hour Comedy ‘Uncoupled’ After Just One Season

There will not be a second season of “Uncoupled,” the Netflix half-hour comedy series starring Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”) as Michael Lawson, a man whose life was seemingly perfect until his partner blindsides him by ending their 17-year relationship.

“One Life to Live” alum Tuc Watkins appeared in a recurring capacity as Colin McKenna, the man who dumped Michael after he unexpectedly moved out of their home on the eve of his 50th birthday. With Michael completely blindsided, overnight, he has to confront two nightmares: losing the man he thought was his soulmate, and suddenly finding himself a single gay man in his mid-forties in New York City.

Gonzalo Aburto de la Fuente, Emerson Brooks, Tuc Watkins, Uncoupled, #Uncoupled, Netflix
(L to R) Gonzalo Aburto de la Fuente, Emerson Brooks, Tuc Watkins (“Uncoupled”)
Photo by Sarah Shatz/Netflix

According to Deadline, with the show barely cracking the streaming service’s weekly Global Top 10 (TV Series) chart following its July 29, 2022 release, appearing only once at #6 with 26.520 million hours viewed, there wasn’t much hope for the eight-episode series after months went by without any renewal announcement. Reportedly, producer MTV Entertainment Studios was hoping to find a new home for the series, including possibly at Showtime, but a deal could not be made.

From Emmy Award-winning co-creators Darren Star and Jeffrey Richman, the series also starred Tisha Campbell, Brooks Ashmanskas, Emerson Brooks, and Marcia Gay Harden (“So Help Me Todd”).

While Deadline notes that half-hour shows are at a disadvantage in the Netflix ratings system which is measured by hours viewed, another Darren Star series doesn’t seem to have found that to be an issue. Star is the creator and executive producer of “Emily in Paris” which currently ranks fourth in the most recent chart, three weeks after its release on the streamer. That half-hour comedy will be back for a fourth season following an earlier two-season pickup order.

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