Showtime has renewed “Uncoupled” for a season 2 after Netflix ordered a cancelation. According to Deadline, Uncoupled will be part of Showtime’s “Metro Cultures” content channel, which includes “culturally diverse takes” like The L Word and The Chi. On January 14, Netflix has canceled “Uncoupled” after one season due to low viewership. Netflix confirmed that the Darren Star and Jeffrey Richman-created show is not moving forward with a second season.
Showtime’s premium network, soon to be renamed Paramount+, Showtime has canceled several series, including Three Women (which is heading to Starz), American Gigolo, and Let The Right One In, as it shifts attention to three main strengths/content filters. Complex Characters, Powerful Worlds, and Metro-Cultures are examples. (In the first two categories, Showtime is expanding the Dexter and Billions universes with several spinoffs and greenlit espionage thriller The Department.)
Uncoupled follows Michael (Neil Patrick Harris), a married Manhattanite who thought his life was perfect until his husband of 17 years blindsided him by walking out the door. Overnight, Michael must confront two nightmares: losing the one he thought was his soulmate and suddenly finding himself a single gay man in his mid-40s in New York City.
The series also stars Tisha Campbell as Suzanne Prentiss, Brooks Ashmanskas as Stanley James, Emerson Brooks as Billy Burns, Marcia Gay Harden as Claire Lewis, Tuc Watkins as Colin McKenna, André De Shields as Jack, and Nic Rouleau as Tyler Hawkins.
Uncoupled season one is now available on Netflix.