Uncoupled is discovering brand-new life thanks toShowtime The series, which was produced by Sex and the City‘s Darren Starr and Jeffrey Richman, stars Neil Patrick Harris as Michael, a New York City real estate agent whose partner of several years (Tuc Watkins) breaks up with him right before his surprise 50th birthday celebration, leaving Michael to handle being a single guy in New York’s busy gay dating scene. The series underperformed, premiering atNo 6 and just staying on the Top 10 for one week, and was cancelled by Netflix after simply one season.

However, per Deadline, Showtime will be taking the reins and formally restoring Uncoupled season 2. This belongs to a relocation by Showtime to display more varied series as they start to combine with fellow streaming service Paramount+. This news likewise comes simply one day after it was revealed that the Showtime restricted series Ripley starring Andrew Scott would be pertaining to Netflix, so this is nearly something of a swap.

The Changing Landscape Of Streaming Explained

Neil Patrick Harris Staring Out the Window Shirtless and Smiling in Uncoupled

Once upon a time, Netflix was referred to as the house for revivals of series that networks unceremoniously cancelled, consisting of Lifetime’s You (which is now a big hit for the platform) andFox’s Lucifer As just recently as in 2015 Netflix was still doing this, restoring NBC’s puzzle box thriller Manifest for a 4th and lastseason However, their track record has actually slipped just recently, with their One Day at a Time reboot being gotten by Pop television in addition to this Uncoupled news.

The reveal being ping-ponged in between services is a reflection of the odd and fragmented landscape of contemporary tv. Last year included the very first quarter where Netflix’s customer numbers dropped, requiring them to tighten their belts. Other less popular streaming services like NBC’s Peacock have actually reported much more miserable losses, with some like HBO Max ditching almost ended up tasks like the DCU’s Batgirl and others cancelling programs that were currently offered renewal notifications or series orders, like Peacock’s Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec series Dead Day.

This is maybe due to the large quantity of services requesting regular monthly memberships, requiring audiences to decide on where they wish to stream. Whatever the cause, it is leading to unforeseeable and in some cases callous fates for numerous preciousseries While Uncoupled has actually endured, not every program has actually been rather so fortunate.

Source: Deadline