After J.D. and Turk from Scrubs reunited on NBC’s Undateable earlier in the week, the peacock has officially announced the renewal of the multi-camera sitcom for a third season. There’s one catch though: The new season will be aired live.
There was just a modest ratings increase for the hourlong episode this week, which aired live on both coasts — it drew a 1.3 among adults 18-49 in Live+Same Day, +8 percent week to week — but it was generally well received, attracted name guest stars including Ed Sheeran, Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Kate Walsh, Dr. Drew Pinsky and Minnie Driver, and it did well on social media.
It’s still up in the air if both coasts will get live airings, as happened with the episode that aired Tuesday. It’s possible the third season order could go from 13 episodes to 22 if the network likes what they see. Either way, this is a bold move for NBC as Undateable is the only remaining comedy in their current lineup.