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‘Undateable’ Renewed for Second Season by NBC

Chris D’Elia comedy from Bill Lawrence gets 10 episodes for a sophomore run

Chris D’Elia may be “undateable,” but NBC is banking on the comedian being marketable. The network told TheWrap Thursday that it has renewed D’Elia vehicle “Undateable” for a second season.

The sophomore run will have 10-episodes, three fewer than in the first season.

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“Undateable” premiered in May to the top rating for a summer comedy in five years (1.3) and the most viewers in seven years (3.9 million). That said, those would be soft numbers any other time of year, and there haven’t been many comedies launched this summer. Since the debut, the comedy’s numbers had tailed off a bit, and they’re really just OK — even for summer.

According to most current Nielsen numbers, “Undateable” has averaged 3.3 million viewers in its 9 p.m. Thursday timeslot. At 9:30, it’s received 3.1 million. The series averaged a 1.2 and 1.1 in the key 18-49 demographic ratings, respectively.

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Still, clearly NBC is at least semi-optimistic about the future of the multi-camera sitcom, though it’s unclear when the network will slot the show’s return.

“Undateable” follows Danny Burton (D’Elia), a 30-something single bro who has lost most of his friends to serious relationships. He finds a new group of friends — and a roommate — at a local bar. What his friends lack in game, Danny lacks in an ability to connect with people emotionally.

D’Elia (“Whitney”) and executive producer Bill Lawrence (“Scrubs”) tweeted the news out:

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