Will the popular television sitcom return for a second season? Here is everything we know so far about
Not Dead Yet Season 2.
There are some shows that capture the hearts of the audience in such a way that they leave them wanting more! One such American television sitcom, created by David Windsor and Casey Johnson for ABC, has done the same. Yes, you guessed it right: the recently concluded season one of the beloved series “Not Dead Yet” has done the exact same among loyal ABC subscribers around the world.
The story of Nell Serrano, who is a journalist whose wedding plans fell apart, resulting in her moving back to Los Angeles from London, has become relatable in some ways with the interesting moments that the show has been able to convey its core message within the last 13 episodes, which concluded a few hours ago on May 3, 2023. The impact and reception of this series, which has only one season, have been surprising and overwhelming for the show creators and the viewers.
The premiere episode of Not Dead Yet only attracted about 7.6 million viewers and a 1.76 rating among the 18-49 demographic in the seven days after its premiere across linear and digital platforms. Making it one of the most-watched comedy debuts on ABC in nearly four years! With such a great response, there is no doubt that the fans have started to wonder if the series will be renewed for a second season or not.
If you are wondering the same thing, then you have reached the right place! We have compiled all the latest updates that are currently known about the renewal status of Not Dead Yet Season 2. Continue reading to find out more.
Not Dead Yet Season 2: Will there be another season?
We know that the anticipation for the series’ renewal is all-time high, but we have to inform the readers that, as of writing this, no new updates relating to the series’ early renewal have been announced by the ABC network. One of the reasons is that the show just ended a few hours ago and most of the viewers haven’t even streamed all 13 episodes, which makes it way too early to evaluate the accurate reception with respect to ratings and viewership for the season.
Hence, it is understandable why the network hasn’t jumped at the opportunity to renew the show this soon. On the other hand, we have noticed that even though a show might have been able to gather an amazing response, the network tends to scrap a series after just one season due to some conflicts rising behind the scenes or because the show creators don’t see the vision of the series anymore, leading to less investment in the production of new episodes.
Due to this, the network tends to cancel the show without investing larger budgets if it isn’t going forward as a collaborative effort. Of course, these are just some theories that we have in mind that may lead to delayed renewal or cancelation of a show. But there is nothing for the fans to be worried about just yet, as the current status of Not Dead Yet Season 2 is neither here nor there, and at this moment anything can happen!
On the bright side, if the renewal isn’t announced in a few days, then there are chances that the network is still in the evaluation stage of the show’s performance in order to get another season greenlit, which might take about two or three months. Until then, the fans should stay patient and hope for the best that the network agrees to renew the series for additional seasons because, just like the fans, we aren’t ready for the story of Nell Serrano to end abruptly.
Not Dead Yet Season 2 Potential Release Date and Time Slot
If the renewal does happen in the coming months, then we can expect the second season to commence filming sometime later this year if the network wants to premiere the next season without a long hiatus. Due to this, the potential release date for the new episodes will land on the same schedule, around February 2024, if the show creators want to keep the tradition of a one-season gap between the seasons.
Right now, this is just mere speculation, and nothing has been confirmed, as everything absolutely depends on the renewal confirmation by the ABC network. So, the fans need to be patient and stream the prior episodes to stay up-to-date with the plotlines.
On the topic of the preferred time slot, we predict that the network might want the show to be on the same schedule, which is for a weekly Wednesday premiere with the previous time slot of 9:30/8:30c on ABC and later available to stream on Hulu, which is ideal for a night premiere when families and friends can just relax and enjoy their favorite shows in the comfort of their homes!
Not Dead Yet Season 2 Plot
The second season will definitely pick up right from the first season’s finale episode, “Not Just Yet,” which was directed by Dean Holland, and the teleplay was written by Becky Mann and Audra Sielaff, with the story being written by Amy Sullivan. In the episode, the viewers got to see that Nell holds a dinner party at her house and that Dennis has to make a potentially life-altering decision. This ending has so many possibilities to explore and elaborate more on the plotlines of these beloved characters, which will be great as a continuation for a second season if it ever happens.
The show will obviously be true to its original theme, which comes from the minds of creators David Windsor and Casey Johnson (“This Is Us,” “The Real O’Neals”) and follows Nell Serrano (Rodriguez), a broke and newly single self-described disaster, working to restart the life and career she left behind five years ago. When she lands the only job she can find—writing obituaries—Nell starts getting life advice from an unlikely source. The series is adapted from the book “Confessions of a 40-something F**k Up” by Alexandra Potter.
Not Dead Yet Season 2 Cast and Crew
The main cast members from the first season of Not Dead Yet who is expected to return in the new season are as follows: Gina Rodriguez as Nell Serrano, Hannah Simone as Sam, Lauren Ash as Lexi, Rick Glassman as Edward, Joshua Banday as Dennis, and Angela Gibbs as Cricket. The recurring cast includes Maile Flanagan as Tina and Jimmy Bellinger as Mason.
There can be some new additions to the cast if the network wants to expand the show with new characters. Additionally, Casey Johnson and David Windsor are creators and executive producers. Also executive producing are Gina Rodriguez, Dean Holland, Wonderland Sound and Vision’s McG, Mary Viola, and Corey Marsh. The series is produced by 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios.
Not Dead Yet Season 2 Episodes and Streaming Options
The exact episode sound of the second season can differ, as the network might go ahead and agree to make the next season supersized in case it becomes the final season. So, at this point, anything can happen until the renewal is confirmed. On the bright side, we are certain that the new season will try to keep at least 13 episodes with an average runtime of 20–22 minutes, just like the first season, which will premiere on a weekly basis in order to be consistent in their storylines and keep the fans interested.
So, we advise fans to be patient while they await this information, which will be released in the coming weeks. In the meantime, take a look at the following guide for the first season’s episodes below to understand what has happened so far:
- Season 1 Episode 1: Pilot – February 8, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 2: Not a Tiger Yet – February 8, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 3: Not Out of High School Yet – February 15, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 4: Not Dating Yet – February 22, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 5: Not Moving on Yet – March 1, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 6: Not Ready to Share Yet – March 8, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 7: Not Out of the Game Yet – March 15, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 8: Not Friends Yet – April 5, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 9: Not Scattered Yet – April 12, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 10: Not Well Yet – April 19, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 11: Not Feeling It Yet – April 26, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 12: Not a Fairytale Yet – May 3, 2023
- Season 1 Episode 13: Not Just Yet – May 3, 2023
Not Dead Yet will be available to watch exclusively on ABC, where the episodes are aired. After they air on the channel, they are available to stream later on Hulu. The video quality and the number of screens you can use to stream the series simultaneously depend on the package you choose, and there is no additional cost for any of their services. So, it is time for you to renew your membership plans and explore another genre of TV series and movies from the massive catalog that the streaming service offers its members worldwide.
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Not Dead Yet Season 2 Official Trailer
As the renewal hasn’t happened yet, there is no official trailer for Not Dead Yet Season 2. For the time being, we request that the readers check out the 2:30-minute official trailer of the first season, which was released by the network back on January 12, 2023, which showcases that the series follows the clips from all the episodes of the first season and shows Nell Serrano, a broke and newly single self-described disaster, is working to restart the life and career she left behind five years ago. When she lands the only job she can find—writing obituaries—Nell starts getting life advice from an unlikely source.
Take a look at the official trailer of Not Dead Yet Season 1 below:
Let us know in the comments if you’ll be streaming Not Dead Yet Season 2 on ABC if it is renewed.