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Neil Patrick Harris’ new Netflix comedy disengaged debuted in 2022 to rave reviews, but won’t be back for a second season. Here’s a look at the cancellation, including a possible reason why it may have happened.

The series is directed by Jeffrey Richman and Darren Star, the latter behind another Netflix giant in the form of Emily in Paris. Before that, Star was best known for creating sex and the city, melrose Place, Y Younger.

Eight episodes of comedy arrived on Netflix on July 29, 2022, following a man living in New York who had to rediscover life after a long-term relationship suddenly ended.

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Official Netflix Renewal Status: Cancelled

In January 2023, all three major Hollywood operations announced that the show had been cancelled. what it does disengaged the fifth mainline Netflix Original to be canceled in 2023.

Among the cancellation coverages, appointed deadline a plan to move the series to Showtime or another Paramount Global network, but those plans ultimately fell through.

As we’ll see in a minute, it’s likely that the hours watched and the number of people watching didn’t add up to enough to warrant a second season. Many factors go into how Netflix decides to renew or cancel shows.

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The series failed to break into Netflix’s world’s top 10 hourly charts in its first three days on the platform, suggesting it wasn’t off to a great start.

disengaged would have needed more than 20.17 million hours watched globally to plot between July 25 and 31 surpassing the second season of Strange things.

The program went on to appear on the Netflix’s Top 10 Worlds for a single week between July 31 and August 7. It collected 26.52 million hours and ranked sixth that week. He dropped out the following week, where he would have needed 18.07 million hours to qualify.

week period Hours seen (M) Range Week in the Top 10
July 31, 2022 to August 7, 2022 26,520,000 6 one

Raw data of the top 10 provided by Flix Patrol seems to suggest that the show got off to a slow start but dropped out of the top 10 after about 2-3 weeks.

In major markets like the UK and US, the show only stayed in the top 10 for around 13-14 days, suggesting it may not have the longevity to return in a future season.

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According to, the show grew to become the 6th most popular show in the world on August 3 (4 days after its launch), but has declined dramatically since then. Just a month later, it dropped to no. #214, which suggests that the show may not have the staying power to renew based on all the other statistics we’ve laid out.

A positive sign for disengaged is the completion rate (something we’ve documented as being important for renewals in the past).

According to British analytics company SVOD Digital isuggest that Uncoupled has a completion rate of around 59% using data from their European panels.

They previously noted that series below 50% are generally not renewed.

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Completion rates of various Netflix shows in 2022

Decoupled completion rates

Episode Completion Breakdown of Uncoupled on Netflix

what to expect from disengaged Season 2 on Netflix

If the show is renewed, we already have a pretty good idea of ​​where we’re headed.

At the end of the season, we saw Michael go home and hear that Colin had been reconsidering the split that caused all the trouble in the first place. Will Michael consider giving their relationship of 17 years another try?

Elsewhere, Stanley has been diagnosed with stage one breast cancer and must undergo treatment. Kai’s father is still a big question mark given that Kai snuck out of a meeting at the last minute.

Too, thanks to an interview with TVLinethey gave us some key plot threads as to where we might be headed in season 2. Darren Star told the outlet «he anticipates a lot of friction in the writers room on how to proceed.»

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