NBC Renews ‘Undateable’ For Second Season

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NBC has renewed buddy comedy series Undateable for a second season.

The renewal is a happy outcome for the comedy which had a hard time making it to air. Undateable was originally picked up to series in May 2013, but did not land a spot on NBC’s Fall 2013-2014 schedule. The producers had been promised a midseason launch by NBC brass, but when About A Boy and Growing Up Fisher premiered to ok ratings that plan changed and the series was given a Summer burn off, with few expecting it to survive.

That said, despite airing two episodes a week, the comedy flourished in its Thursday night time-slot; premiering as the top rated Summer comedy in five years. Across all 13 episodes, the series averaged 3 million viewers and a 1.1 rating in A18-49 demo, making it one of NBC’s few success stories this Summer. The network has ordered 10 episode for season two, which is expected to premiere next season.

Undateable follows the “Undateables”, a group of friends who are this close to finding a relationship — they just need a little help. That help arrives in the form of the confident and atrractive Danny Burton, who forever changes the lives of the “Undateables”.

The comedy series is based on the book by Ellen Rakieten & Anne Coyle and was developed for television by Adam Sztykiel. Produced by Warner Bros Television & Doozer, Undateable stars Chris D’Elia, Brent Morin, Rick Glassman, Ron Funches, Bianca Kajlich, David Fynn and Briga Heelan.