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. Harold says

    I just watched all 13 episodes and absolutely loved the show! Who are the morons that think this show wouldn’t hit!?

  2. Jose says

    Just start watching it on Netflix, is really funny. As only S1 was available I was searching if it was cancelled, too bad it was. I’m enjoying it a lot.

  3. jake leonards says

    I’m really getting tired if seeing banger tv shows just cancelling … I don’t know what the F is wrong with the people behind the plans :( that really sucks!

    However i really enjoyed all 13 episodes :)

  4. Sandra says

    WTF it was just getting good, the humor and the truth about todays dating is so right on :) Though a perfect cliff hanger was episode 12! Bring it back!!!

  5. rebecca leon says

    I love this show. It was funny and I so wanted to see Sara and Ben get together.
    I so hope they Brant it back.

  6. shane frickey says

    Truly a bummer I loved the first season so much I would have bought all of the ones that weren’t on Netflix. :/

  7. anthony says

    Watched season 1 on netflix to find out it wont ever come back. Upseting :( this showis funny and a smart idea they need to bring it back! Better than alotof tv shows out there!

  8. Taylor says

    Same as most others, found the show on netflix only to find out it is cancelled, very upsetting. This show is funny and quick to get into. It was ran at a bad time and was not advertised well enough, I think it could do very well!

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