MTV Picks Up UK Rights To Dramedy Series ‘Underemployed’

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MTV UK & Ireland has picked up the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to the first season of  Underemployed - the scripted dramedy series which airs on the US MTV channel, it has been announced. The show’s 12 episode first season is set to receive its UK premiere on MTV in February.

Created by Craig Wright (Six Feet Under), Underemployed follows a group of five friends – Sophia, Daphne, Lou, Raviva and Miles – who all had big plans for what their lives would be like once they graduated from college. The only problem is that things havent gone exactly to plan. The series opens one year after the group of friends graduated from college and now reality has set in and the group struggles, often comically, to stay optimistic through the major life changes young twentysomethings know all too well, including dead-end jobs, terrible bosses and romantic mistakes.  This group of old friends becomes a new family as they go through all the highs and lows in their newfound adult lives and prove together that if life is about living, none of them are underemployed. Sophia struggles to hold on to her dreams of becoming a writer, as she serves maple bacon bars at Donut Girl, while Daphne continues to toil as an unpaid and unnoticed intern at an advertising agency.  Lou and Raviva ended their relationship when she left for Los Angeles to become a famous singer, leaving Lou on his quest to save the environment, but all that changes when she shows up on his doorstep nine-months pregnant.  Meanwhile, Miles aspires to be a world famous model, the face of a major ad campaign, but instead finds himself serving mojitos and mini-tacos in his skivvies. The dramedy series (which was the last scripted series green-lit by MTV’s former Head of Programming David Janollari) stars Michelle Ang as Sophia, Sarah Habel as Daphne, Jared Kusnitz as Lou, Inbar Lavi as Raviva and Diego Boneta as Miles.

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