‘Undateable Live’ not canceled yet, despite reports

Undateable -For those of you out there who are concerned that the end has already arrived for “Undateable Live” on NBC, it may not be as grim as you think just yet.

Earlier this week, a report emerged thanks to a Variety article that the super-underrated sitcom has been more or less canceled, with the cast and crew already being told of its fate. However, in a post on Twitter the show’s creator Adam Sztykiel blasted those claims as “100 percent incorrect and inaccurate reporting.”

Does this mean that the show is safe and coming back for a fourth season? Far from it; to us, it mostly means that NBC hasn’t for sure made a decision yet. There are two things that we will say in support of the show right now.

1. It’s live comedy not done in the form of sketches. It’s a breath of fresh air in a world where this, quite frankly, doesn’t exist anymore. We know that executives are at least pleased with the quality of the show. Why wouldn’t you want to have guys like Chris D’Elia and Ron Funches on your payroll? They’re two of the best comedians working today. Quality matters, especially if you can get the word out and convince other people to watch.

2. While it’s ratings aren’t great, consider this. Fox is considering bringing back “Sleepy Hollow” for another season, and like “Undateable Live,” it airs on a Friday night and also averaged a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic. “Grimm,” which has averaged a 0.9, has already been renewed. Over on CBS, they’re bringing back a show in “Elementary” that only averaged a 1.0, and it didn’t even air on Fridays. Therefore, the ratings for this show may not be as low as you think when you consider comparisons, cost, and other factors.

We’ll have some other news seen on this and other renewals / cancellations over the course of the months ahead; after all, this is the time of year when so much of this news ends up getting reported.

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