Uncoupled – Neil Patrick Harris sitcom lives on after Netflix cancellation

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The show’s second series has been picked up by Showtime. 

Uncoupled, the Neil Patrick Harris comedy about a unexpectedly single man has survived its Netflix cancellation.

Created by Darren Star (Emily in Paris) and Jeffery Richman (Modern Family), the show gains a second life thanks to Showtime – according to a report in Deadline.


The story follows Michael Lawson (Neil Patrick Harris) who finds himself navigating the New York dating scene in his 40s after being dumped by his partner of 17 years. Uncoupled also stars Tuc Watkins, Tisha Campbell, Emerson Brooks, Brooks Ashmanskas and Marcia Gay Harden.

The pickup of Uncoupled comes as Showtime fits into its new place at Paramount Global, alongside the streamer Paramount+.

The network is reportedly expanding both the Billions universe with multiple spinoffs and is developing a Dexter prequel too.

Neil Patrick Harris

While those with longer memories may recall him as Dougie Houser M.D., Neil Patrick Harris rose to fame  as the brash Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother. Additionally, he also played a memorable role in Russell T Davies’ It’s a Sin.

In genre terms, he memorably played the title role in Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog and as Count Olaf in Netflix’s adaptation on A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Neil Patrick Harris

Next up, we’re looking forward to seeing him in Doctor Who‘s 60th Anniversary Specials, opposite David Tennant and Catherine Tate.