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'Uncoupled' Revives on Showtime After Netflix Cancellation

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About a month later Netflix canceled the comedy series starring Neil Patrick Harris , Showtime brought the show back to life with a second season rerun. Uncoupled from MTV Entertainment Studios, which, like Showtime, is part of Paramount Global.

A few hours later, another series – Ripley, according to Patricia Highsmith Adaptation of Tom Ripley’s novel – went in the other direction, moving from Showtime to Netflix.

Created by Darren Star, who owns Paramount Global’s overall deal , Jeffrey RichmanUncoupled stars Harris as a man trying to rebuild his life after his longtime boyfriend (Tuck Watkins) moves out. Tisha Campbell, Brooks Ashmanskas, Emerson Brooks and Marcia Gay Harden also star.

Uncoupled Premiere in July2022 On Netflix generally positive reviews; The Hollywood Reporter’s Angie Han wrote that the show “has the honor of With enough sarcastic humor and self-awareness , it just lands on likability.” It wasn’t a groundbreaking hit, however, Landing on streamer’s internal top 10 ranks only once.

Meanwhile, Showtime is set to merge with Paramount+ and is shifting its programming focus . While franchising hit shows like Billions and Dexter ) is a key piece of the strategy, and the premium channel (or that part of a future combined platform) will also seek to offer what it deems “culturally diverse”, a la The Chi, The L Word: Generation Q and now Uncoupled.

Star , Richman, Harris and Lilly Burns executive produced the first season of Uncoupled. Jax Media produces with MTV Entertainment Studios.

Deadline was the first to report the news.

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