Friends with Benefits: Cancelled; No Season Two

Friends with Benefits cancelledThere won’t be a second season for the pals on NBC’s Friends with Benefits. The network has cancelled the sitcom after one season on the air.

Friends with Benefits revolves around a group of young Chicago friends. Their relationships are complicated to say the least as they try to find the perfect match for themselves and their friends. The sitcom stars Ryan Hansen, Danneel Ackles, Jessica Lucas, Zach Cregger, and Andre Holland.

Originally slated for mid-season 2010-11, the premiere was delayed until August 2011. It was pretty clear that the network didn’t see a future for the series as they burned episodes off two at a time during a summer run.

Friends with Benefits debuted on August 5th to a poor 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.34 million total viewers. The numbers got worse as the weeks progressed and hit a low of a 0.5 demo rating with just 1.54 million viewers.

The peacock network had one leftover episode by the time the regular 2011-12 season began and they never got around to airing the last episode. Episode 13, titled “The Benefit of Full Disclosure,” was later made available online via iTunes, Amazon and Netflix. It was the second episode directed by The Wonder Years vet Fred Savage.

To no surprise, NBC has cancelled Friends with Benefits so we’ll never find out if the friends ever found their own “happily ever afters.”

What do you think? Did you enjoy this NBC sitcom? Do you think it would have done better and have been renewed if it had aired during the regular season?

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  1. Marce says

    Why????? :(. Really im sad the show it was so funny !! And the story amazing :(. Bring it back please!!! I saw in netflix and i can’t wait to see what happend

  2. Aroldo De Luna says

    You’ll should really consider bringing this show back. I think it would really catch on. It has to have the original cast.

  3. Magaffi says

    This show is amazing its pretty much like New Girl… With an equally talented cast….BRING BACK!!!!

  4. says

    well its so sad that they cant see the potential of this show and another good show is over come on bring a second season many people are going crazy what will happen this could be a great story

  5. Anonymous says

    I wish they would bring it back. I saw it on Netflix and thought it was witty, young, and have a future that is now left untold. RIP

  6. Izzay says

    PLEASE, PLEASE bring it back. Smart, witty, clever. It’s the most refreshing show I’ve experienced in a long while!!

    • Grand Trunk says

      I agree completely. I refuse to have television in our home but I have to have my Netflix while running on my treadmill. This show was the best running material since Vampire Diaries. It’s almost impossible to find shows where every single actor is flawless. The FWB crew were so relaxed, witty, spot on…that I burned through all 13 episodes in 3 runs. Now, what will I do until VD I the Fall.

      43 yo wife and mom of 2 young children.

  7. Anonymous says

    Just Found it on netflix watched all episodes in one sitting but i have come to find out it was all cancelled this is a bummer!!!! NBC you suck!!!! Bring it back and ill take back what i said =)

    • Anonymous says

      I did the same. Watched it all in one night thanks to netflix. Anyone who wants to try and bring it back, NBC takes opinions, suggestions, and comments about all of their shows. If you want more Friends with Benefits tell them here: … lets get a second season!

  8. Giovanna says

    So sad, one year later I know this tv show by searching another stuff even here in Brazil(I’m a 16 year old brazilian girl) damn it! I’d love to see Friends with Benefits’ season two, please put it back :'(

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