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Welcome to Sweden: NBC Picks Up Season Two of Summer Sitcom

Welcome to Sweden TV show on NBC season 2NBC has picked up the second season of their low-rated summer sitcom, Welcome to Sweden. There will be 10 episodes.

On Welcome to Sweden, a successful New Yorker (Greg Poehler) agrees to follow his girlfriend (Josephine Bornebusch) as she returns to her hometown of Stockholm. Others in the cast are Lena Olin, Claes Månsson, Christopher Wagelin, Per Svensson, Patrick Duffy, and Illeana Douglas.

The series has garnered low ratings, even for a summer series. The latest episode drew a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.52 million total viewers.

However, the peacock network merely licenses the show so it doesn’t cost NBC very much when compared to producing their original programming. In April, it was renewed for a second season in Sweden so it would seem like a given that NBC would pick up season two here but that hasn’t been the case with other summer shows.

You may recall that licensed shows Crossing Lines, The Listener, and Merlin were all dropped by NBC after one season.

Parks and Recreation’s Amy Poehler is among the show’s producers so that may have played into the decision to keep Welcome to Sweden as well.

What do you think? Do you like Welcome to Sweden? Do you think NBC should have committed to season two or should they have cancelled it?


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CR December 14, 2014 at 7:27 pm

The show is great. My wife and I are really hoping to see more. Where can one see any missed shows?


joseph November 17, 2014 at 1:06 pm

When will the next season start showing?


admin November 17, 2014 at 1:40 pm

No date yet.


Kathy Ray November 16, 2014 at 2:10 pm

I like the show. Hope it will continue next summer.


Sue October 26, 2014 at 9:31 pm

LOVED the show!!! Sure hope it gets renewed


joseph October 17, 2014 at 2:37 pm

We moved to SC from Sweden (wife,Swede) in 1985, after inculcating the culture for ten years. This show (w to S) , hit me right in the gut. I went through most of what Bruce experienced, and more, hilarious! Being Latin-American, having had to learn English when I was nine, (US citizen), brought up in the states, just added more spice to the cultural soup. I love the show.


Debra October 12, 2014 at 1:10 pm

I love the brand of humor. I find it really refreshing! Bring on season 2!


EJ Allen October 7, 2014 at 10:36 pm

My wife and I traveled in Europe and we can relate to being in another country and not knowing the language. If it had not been for other people in each country we visited that spoke English we would have had a much harder time getting around and making train connections on time. So I understand what the main character played by Greg Poehler is going through trying to learn Swedish. I find the conflict generated by the various people and situations pleasantly entertaining. My days like many others is stressful and many shows are full of anxiety that is out of control. However, Welcome to Sweden helps me unwind so I can go to sleep easier after the show is over. I would be most pleased if the show was to continue for several more seasons.


Anonymous October 15, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Love this show we love to travel Europe


Anonymous October 1, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Like the show…


bill September 29, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Fresh and awkwardly funny. Its like a mini vacation without having to eat pickled herring


Linda September 11, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Love it.


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