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Underemployed: Is the MTV Series Essentially Cancelled?

underemployed on MTV canceled soon?MTV has quietly shipped their Unemployed sitcom off to Saturday nights, an evening when their target audience is likely out doing other things. Is this a bad sign for the show’s future?

Underemployed follows the lives and relationships of a group of young people whose lives haven’t worked out as they’d hoped. The cast includes Diego Boneta, Inbar Lavi, Jared Kusnitz, Michelle Ang, Sarah Habel, and Charlie Weber.

The sitcom has been under-performing in the ratings and this season has been averaging just a 0.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 490,000 viewers. Last week’s episode hit a new series low with just 340,000 viewers. (You can check out the week-by-week ratings.)

For comparison’s sake, the last season of Teen Wolf averaged a 0.7 rating and 1.69 million viewers.

The Inbetweeners, another MTV sitcom, only fell as low as 530,000 viewers and that show was cancelled last week.

So yeah, it looks like Underemployed is doomed to be cancelled. On the positive side, there are five episodes left.

What do you think? Do you think that Underemployed should be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Is it a better show than the ratings indicate?

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Stephanie April 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm

I think its an absolutely amazing series… I love it soo much!! I totally look foward to it every week!.. Its what’s happening in our daily lives, its intriguing and I simply enjoy it… Please continue! For us who actually love it!!!


Megan Bullock April 15, 2013 at 5:34 pm

I lived underemployed and I defiently want a second season! I wanna know who daphne ends up with!!!


Tia April 15, 2013 at 1:22 am

I love underemployed why all my favorite shows
Gettin cancelled smh :-( bring back underemployed
For season 2


Lily April 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Please give this show a second season, it s just awesome!!! Please please please!!!


vera April 11, 2013 at 4:24 pm

I think Underemployed should have a second season. I like it allot and manny people record it when they have stuff to do and those numbers aren’t in the number they have up there but if they where they would know it deserves a second season. So PLEAS!!!! shoot it!


KZ April 8, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I really loved this show too! Hoping for a second season!


Marta April 8, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Hi there! I’m from Latvia.And I can say only this-when I start to watch Awkward,I was soooo excited but then season 2 come to end.And I wait season 3. So I need to fill my time with something else.I start to look Underemployed with my friend. I was excited about it just like about Awkward. Everything in this serial is good.Actors,music,and story. I hope i will await Underemployed 2. Soooooo Come On!!!!!!!!!!!


Sofie April 7, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Although it’s not quite realistic, I really loved this show.
Hopefully there will be a next season !


Andy Degubi April 5, 2013 at 12:16 pm

I saw the trailer and so I checked it out. Downloaded at least 4 episodes. And all I can say is that it’s super not funny. The trailer was the only laugh-worthy part. Its too dramatic. We have enough drama in our lives, ty very much. I prefer Awkward :-) but idk, I suppose everyone is entitled to their own opinions.


vicky April 2, 2013 at 10:19 am

emena me endiaferei para polu-exei ena senario vasismeno se alithina senaria zwis pou mporei o kathenas mas na zisei-exei saspens san keimeno k oi hthopoioi einai apsogi gia tin katalillh seira k tha ithela na perimenw k epomeni season 2.einai krima.euxomai na min ektimisi!


pamela April 1, 2013 at 5:03 am

Dude it’s fiction! get over with and i think is pretty cool i love it


d March 31, 2013 at 8:25 am

i live in the netherlands and when it startet on mtv i liked it so than i found a site where i could see them all and i love the show. the story is nice and the actors are nice. so i hope there will be a 2nd show


Lukas March 26, 2013 at 6:06 am

Unemployed makes my week better. Should stay for next season, hope it will.


Ramon March 25, 2013 at 11:29 am

I really enjoyed this show. It’s well written, looks fantastic, has really good and sympathetic actors and plot and I feel a strong identification with it.
It’s such a shame there are no episodes left to watch. Pleas make another season!


sam March 19, 2013 at 9:56 am

honestly this show sucks. im from chicago and life is nothing like depicted by these idiots. this show is for stupid people living their fantasy through tv. im glad it got canceled.


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