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Showtime Saves ‘Uncoupled’ With Neil Patrick Harris
February 11, 2023
The rom-com television series “Disconnected” was granted a reprieve due to its recent cancellation. The series, which stars Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother,” “The Smurfs”), is returning for a second season after being picked up by Showtime. Species.
“Uncoupled” returns for Season 2 on Showtime
Netflix previously canceled the series in January, but it is now getting a second season on premium network Showtime. The show was created by Darren Star (“Emily in Paris”) and Jeffrey Richman (“Modern Family”). It follows a New York real estate agent, Michael Lawson (Harris), who moves out of the home he shares with his boyfriend (Tuc Watkins), who has now suddenly broken up with him. Now Michael faces the prospect of starting over in his forties.
The series also stars Tisha Campbell, Brooks Ashmanskas, Watkins, Emerson Brooks and Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden. Star, Richman, Harris and Lilly Burns executive produce the show, which is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, Darren Star Productions, Jeffrey Richman Productions and Jax Media.
After the premiere, after the premiere, it received decent reviews from the critics. It scored 73% with critics Rotten tomatoes, which currently has an audience score of 76%. Variety noted that the show managed to crack Netflix’s Top 10 chart, landing at No. 5 in August, but the show didn’t seem to have much staying power on Netflix’s popular movies list for more than a week. Netflix later reportedly pulled the plug on the show after it reportedly failed to find a larger audience.
The news comes quickly on the heels of the recent announcement that Showtime will integrate with Paramount+ across its linear and online platforms. The launch is expected by the end of the year and will only affect the premium tier of Paramount+ and the Showtime linear network in the US. It will later be renamed Paramount+ alongside Showtime.
With that in mind, Showtime is looking for more content with shows like “Uncoupled.” Besides that The Hollywood Reporter notes that Showtime is shifting its programming focus due to the Paramount+ merger. This includes franchises of popular shows like “Billions” and “Dexter” as well as offering “culturally diverse” shows like “The Chi,” “The L Word: Generation Q” and the newly acquired “ Uncoupled” .” Series creator Star also has an overall deal with Paramount Global.
Series star Harris will also appear in the upcoming 2023 “Doctor Who” special alongside returning David Tennant and Catherine Tate as Donna Noble. The new episodes are scheduled to debut on Disney+ later this November, making Disney+ the new global home for the long-running sci-fi television show. Harris will play a villain in his upcoming release.
Harris made a surprise return as Barney Stinson from the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” in the spinoff show “How I Met Your Father” in the season 2 premiere episode of the show. The show is now streaming on Hulu.
Details on when viewers can expect the second season of “Uncoupled” on Showtime or Paramount+ on Showtime have yet to be revealed.