|Created by||Adam Sztykiel|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||23 (list of episodes)|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original release||May 29, 2014– present|
Undateable is an American comedy television series. It premiered on May 29, 2014, airing mid-season on NBC as part of the 2013–14 American television season. The multi-camera comedy was created by Adam Sztykiel and is based on the book Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won't Be Dating Or Having Sex by Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle.
On July 31, 2014, Undateable was renewed for a ten-episode second season, which premiered on March 17, 2015. On May 8, 2015, NBC renewed Undateable for a third season that will consist entirely of live episodes.
Danny Burton is a 30-ish carefree single guy who has watched most of his friends move on to serious relationships. When his last remaining friend Shannon moves out to get married, Danny searches for a new roommate. A promising candidate is Justin, the owner of Black Eyes Bar (frequently mispronounced "Black Guys Bar") in the Detroit suburb of Ferndale. Justin and his friends – the creepy Burski, oddball Shelly, and recently out-of-the-closet gay guy Brett – all have certain qualities that make them appear "undateable". While Danny himself has good luck getting women into bed, he is unable or unwilling to form a lasting commitment with any of them. Danny's sister, Leslie, has similar fears about being undateable, having the "baggage" of being a mid-30's divorcee.
- Chris D'Elia as Danny Burton
- Brent Morin as Justin Kearney, Danny's uptight roommate
- David Fynn as Brett, Justin's recently-out employee and friend
- Rick Glassman as Burski, Justin's awkward friend who has a crush on Leslie
- Ron Funches as Shelly, Justin's oddball friend
- Bianca Kajlich as Leslie Burton, Danny's recently divorced sister
- Bridgit Mendler as Candace (Season 2–), Justin's optimistic new bartender
- Briga Heelan as Nicki, Justin's former employee who was briefly his girlfriend
- Eva Amurri Martino as Sabrina, Danny's ex-girlfriend and Justin's new employee (Season 1)
- Rory Scovel as Kevin, Justin's and Danny's annoying neighbor
- Adam Hagenbuch as Trent, Candace's ex-boyfriend (Season 2)
- Tom Cavanagh as Frank, Justin's father
- Ed Sheeran as himself
- Victoria Justice as Amanda
- Zach Braff as Shelly's co-worker
- Donald Faison as Shelly's co-worker
- Christa Miller as Ally
- Neil Flynn as a customer
- Drew Pinsky as a customer
- Mike Catherwood as Mike
- Kate Walsh as a customer
- Scott Foley as himself
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||13||May 29, 2014||July 3, 2014|
|2||10||March 17, 2015||May 12, 2015|
NBC purchased the script from Bill Lawrence in October 2012. Casting for the pilot began in early 2013, with Brent Morin and Rick Glassman being cast in February and Bianca Kajlich and Chris D'Elia being cast in March. Matthew Wilkas was also cast in March as Brett, Justin's gay friend. Aly Michalka was originally cast as Maddie, a waitress in Justin's bar and Justin's love interest, but she left the show in April 2013 and was replaced with Briga Heelan in a guest star role as the similar character Nicki.
In May 2013, NBC placed a series order for Undateable. After the series was ordered, Wilkas left and was replaced with David Fynn in the role of Brett. When both Undateable and Ground Floor, which stars Heelan, were picked up as series, Megan Park was cast to replace Heelan in the Nicki role. However, by September of that year, the producers were able to arrange the schedules of the two shows so that Heelan could appear on Undateable as Nicki on a recurring basis, and she replaced Park.
On May 5, 2015, the show was presented live in a one hour episode that featured numerous guest stars.
Undateable has been met with mixed to negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the show holds a 38% rating, based on 16 reviews, with the consensus reading: "Largely bereft of originality or humor, Undateable is underwhelming." Similarly on Metacritic, the show has a score of 50 out of 100 based on 19 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
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