Showtime is Not Moving Forward With “Uncoupled” Season 2

Neil Patrick Harris in
Neil Patrick Harris in "Uncoupled"

Uncoupled was saved by Showtime after Netflix announced its cancelation, but the team behind it just suffered another blow. The rom-com series isn’t coming back for Season 2 after all, after Showtime decided to pull the plug for good.

Uncoupled starred Neil Patrick Harris as a newly single gay man trying to navigate New York’s dating scene after his long-term relationship abruptly comes to an end after 17 years. It quickly becomes clear not much has changed since the last time he was single and he must take action unless he wants to stay alone forever.

Uncoupled was created for Netflix by Darren Star and Jeffrey Richman, and its cast also included Tuc Watkins, Tisha Campbell, Brooks Ashmanskas, Emerson Brooks, and Marcia Gay Harden.

Uncoupled premiered on Netflix in summer 2022, and it wasn’t a shocker to see the streamer give it an ax after a single season. This series didn’t make waves on Netflix’s weekly top ten lists and only made one appearance on No. 6 following its debut.

Luck wasn’t on its side after Showtime agreed to pick it up. Season 2 production was delayed in the face of the strikes in Hollywood last year, and the writing process took longer than expected after the series went through redevelopment to tailor to Showtime’s sensibilities.