Ordinary Joe Season 2-Ordinary Joe's first season is due to conclude on NBC on Monday, January 24.
The program, which stars James Wolk as the titular Joe Kimbreau, follows the man through three other realities. In the first, Joe follows in his father's footsteps by becoming a cop; in the second, he pursues his ambition of becoming a singer; in the third, he marries his college love and becomes a nurse.
Fans will wonder if the program has been renewed for a second season now that the first is coming close.
Will ‘ordinary Joe' Be Renewed for a Second Season?
Matt Reeves, who is presently working on Robert Pattinson's debut as the Caped Crusader in The Batman, was the creator of Ordinary Joe.
- Reeves first offered the show to ABC in 2006, but it was never developed, and in 2018, NBC confirmed that the pilot would be filmed. It was established in March 2021 and has been picked up for a series.
- Garrett Lerner and Russel Friend, who also serve as executive producers, co-created the show with 13 episodes.
- A friend told TVLine that people behind the scenes are hopeful that the show's numbers on Hulu and NBC's streaming platform Peacock would persuade the network to renew it.
- Regarding the possibility of a Season 2, he stated: “We're waiting to hear from the network, obviously, and trying to figure out how we're doing on streaming.
- “We're hoping to spread the news that all 13 episodes of the program will be accessible on Hulu and Peacock starting Monday. We're hopeful that people find the program on Netflix. It's a very binge-worthy show.
- “So we're hoping that once all 13 episodes are out, those who like to binge their series will be able to jump in and get extremely hooked.”
- He went on to say that if the program did well on streaming services, it would “assist” in getting it renewed for a second season, but that they wouldn't know for “months” whether it was restored or canceled.
On Rotten Tomatoes, Ordinary Joe has a 50% approval rating. According to TV Series Finale, the program has an average 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.3 million viewers in live and same-day ratings.
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Given the poor numbers, it's uncertain whether it'll do well enough on Peacock or Hulu to warrant a second season, but NBC has yet to make an official comment.
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- Joe will no longer be able to imagine what may have happened had NBC not abruptly canceled the drama series after just one season.
- The program averaged 3.3 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating. To make matters worse, it came in last among the ten dramas that NBC aired this season, according to both metrics.
- Early on, these ratings led to fan anxiety over cancellation; some people tweeted in September that they believed NBC had already canceled the show based on the steadily declining viewership.
- The three Joes are all at a romantic crossroads in the season finale, which also acts as the series finale and is broadcast on January 24, 2022.
- Music Joe went into rehab after nearly losing his life after crashing his automobile but left not long after.
- He arrives at Jenny's door at the end of the episode to inform her that he wants to live with her.
- However, after Amy revealed that she would be relocating to Miami to manage her mother's campaign, Cop Joe made a reckless proposal to her.
- In Atlanta, Nurse Joe catches Jenny off guard by proposing to her once more.
- But Nurse Joe was unaware that Barrett had also suggested to Jenny that they form a business together and remain in Atlanta.
- Russel Friend, the co-showrunner of Ordinary Joe, said to TV Line in a post-mortem Q&A that Music Joe “truly reached rock bottom” and was “not in a perfect position” when he went to Jenny. He continued, saying:
- Since it performed better there, Friend expresses optimism that the show will find a place on streaming services like Hulu and Peacock.
- No attempt has been made to pick up the show by a network or streaming service.
- Although it seems unlikely that NBC's Peacock streaming service will order the show at this time, other streaming services and networks still have hope.
- These discussions might still be ongoing. However, no indication of this has been made.
- Reeves has lost several television shows recently, including Ordinary Joe.
- Reeves stated that the Gotham PD series had been put on “indefinite hold” during an interview for a podcast.
- The plan was for the show to follow the Gotham Police Department, but HBO Max and the show's authors had different ideas. The director of Batman wanted to focus on a dishonest police officer.
Not to be confused with the Penguin series, which has been ordered to an entire season.
The first season of Ordinary Joe will air on NBC on Monday, January 24, at 10/9c.