Uncoupled has been cancelled… again. 

Back in July 2022, Netflix released the eight-episode romantic comedy to queer viewers worldwide.  

Created by Younger’s Darren Star, the show followed “successful New York City real estate agent” Michael Lawson (Neil Patrick Harris), whose seemingly perfect life gets turned upside down after his long-term boyfriend Colin (Tuc Watkins) leaves him after 17 years. 

“Overnight, he has to confront two nightmares: losing the man he thought was his soulmate and suddenly finding himself a single gay man in his mid-forties in New York City,” the synopsis reads.

In addition to Harris and Watkins, the series featured Tisha Campbell, Marcia Gay Harden, Emerson Brooks, and Brooks Ashmanskas.  

Upon its release, Uncoupled received acclaim from critics and viewers for its Sex and the City vibe and dynamic storylines.  

Despite the glowing reviews and the first season ending with multiple cliffhangers, Netflix pulled the plug on the LGBTQ+ inclusive show in January 2023 (per Variety).  

Fortunately, Uncoupled was saved a month later when Showtime greenlit an “edgier and racier” second season. 

Over the last year, fans have been eager for Michael and the gang’s return. But in a twist of fate, the show’s comeback has recently been shelved.



According to a report from Deadline, Showtime has decided to cancel Uncoupled from its content lineup.

While the network has refrained from releasing a statement, a source revealed to the news outlet that the project was in redevelopment for months – with a creative team being brought in to “tailor” the series to Showtime’s sensibilities. 

The insider also revealed that 10 scripts were written for season two, and production was set to start in May.  

It didn’t take long for fans to flock to social media to express their disappointment over Uncoupled’s second cancellation. 

One person on X, formerly known as Twitter, wrote: “Looks like we won’t get a second season of Uncoupled. Showtime rescued the show after Netflix pulled the plug but have now decided not to go ahead with the project. Gutted. Shows need time to develop! But streaming services seem more interested in quantity – not quality.” 

Another fan tweeted: “This show was too good to have had only one season!”



Even Dan Amboyer and Jai Rodriguez, who both starred in the show, expressed their sadness over the cancellation on Instagram.

“Sad that there won’t be a season 2 of #Uncoupled after all. Thankful for my experience, would have loved to see this story go on… One of my favorite projects (to be a small part of)—and a meaningful moment for me to finally play a gay role on screen. Magic people, master creators,” Amboyer wrote.

Rodriguez added: “Me too boo. So much fun playing.” 

Uncoupled has joined the growing list of LGBTQIA+ shows, including Our Flag Means Death and Ratched, that have recently been cancelled. 

Check out the full list here.