Will Ethan, Lisa, Sam, Max, Marianne, and Nick stay in each other’s lives? Has the Friends From College TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Netflix? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Friends From College, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
Streaming on the Netflix paid subscription platform, Friends From College stars Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Fred Savage, Nat Faxon, Jae Suh Park, Billy Eichner. It centers on a group of friends, who bonded at Harvard University, nearly 20 years ago. The series explores how professional and personal growth and upheaval can affect friendships. As their lives change, these friends from college begin to wonder what — if anything — they still have in common. The storylines delve into issues including infidelity, infertility, and immaturity. As their youth slips away, and reality tempers their big dreams, can they find a way to make their friendships last? Should they?
Because Nielsen doesn’t report on streaming TV series, it is difficult to gauge how a Netflix show is doing, unless they publicize its performance. So let’s look at what we do know. The Friends From College cast has some fairly big names, and Kate McKinnon, Greg Germann, Ike Barinholtz, and Seth Rogen are guest starring in the first season. That’s in the show’s favor, and could be enough to draw a renewal-worthy audience.
In the “con” column, are some lack-luster to downright negative critical reviews. Variety‘s Maureen Ryan says that it, “…flails wildly and unsuccessfully in search of a reason to exist.” Meanwhile Alan Sepinwall’s Uproxx review is entitled, “You Won’t Want To Hang With Netflix’s ‘Friends From College’.” Similarly, The Washington Post‘s Hank Stuever says the comedy, “…makes embarrassingly poor use of a cast that deserves to be in a better show.” Talking about whetting my appetite! Still, poor critical reviews don’t necessarily sway Netflix. Case in point: Fuller House. I’ll keep an eye on any developments and share them here, so subscribe for free updates on any Friends From College cancellation or renewal news.
Update: The Friends from College TV show is renewed for season two on Netflix. Details here.
10/26/2018 Update: Friends from College season two debuts on January 11, 2019. Trailer and details here.
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