Uncoupled Un-Renewed: Season 2 of Neil Patrick Harris Comedy Not Moving Forward at Showtime

Showtime won’t be coming to Uncoupled‘s rescue after all. The cabler has opted not to move forward with a second season of Neil Patrick Harris’ divorce comedy, which it previously saved after it was first canceled by Netflix, our sister site Deadline reports.

Uncoupled followed NPH as New York City real estate agent Michael Lawson, who suddenly found himself single after being unceremoniously dumped by longtime boyfriend Colin McKenna. The comedy’s eight-episode first (and now only) season ended with Colin returning to their apartment and telling Michael that he made a huge “mistake.”

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“We enjoy painting ourselves into a corner,” executive producer Jeffrey Richman told TVLine of Michael and Colin’s open-ended final encounter.

Other finale twists (that will now remain open-ended) included Michael’s coworker Suzanne coming face to face with her son’s father for the first time since college; Michael’s best friend Stanley revealing that he has breast cancer; and Billy, the group’s resident “fun one,” deciding that it’s time to get serious about love and life.

In addition to NPH, Uncoupled also starred Tuc Watkins as Colin, Tisha Campbell as Suzanne, Brooks Ashmanskas as Stanley, Emerson Brooks as Billy and Marcia Gay Harden as Claire.

The show was executive-produced by creators Richman and Darren Star, as well as NPH and Lilly Burns. Star also produces Emily in Paris for Netflix, which has already been renewed for a fourth season.

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