Not Dead Yet is an American sitcom created by David Windsor and Casey Johnson for ABC, that streams around the world on Disney+.
Starring Gina Rodriguez, Hannah Simone and Lauren Ash, the comedy premiered in February 2023 and was quickly renewed for a second season.
Based on Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up by Alexandra Potter, the show follows Nell Serrano, an newspaper reporter who returns to her job after five years when she breaks up with her fiance.
Resuming her journalism career she is assigned to write obituaries by her new employer but things take a spooky twist when she starts to encounter ghosts of the people whose obituaries she is writing.
With nearly 8 million watching the shows premier episode, Not Dead Yet became the most-watched comedy debut on ABC in nearly four years.
It then made its way to Disney+ where fans could binge the entire first season as they fell in love with Nell and her chaotic life.
So with the first 13 episodes done and dusted, the big question is when can we expect to see Not Dead Yet season 2 on our tv's??
Not Dead Yet Season 2 Release Date
Female let sitcoms have undergone a resurgence recently with hit shows like Abbott Elementary, Single Drunk Female and Just Like That all becoming major hits for tv networks.
Most start off tentatively with just 12 or 13 episodes only to be extended for the second season. Whether or not that will happen with Not Dead Yet remains to be seen. Critics may not have been overwhelmed, but fans loved it – and that's what counts!
However, the Writers Guild of America strike in 2023 led to indefinite postponements of most tv timelines. Now that it has finally ended, we can start looking forward ot our favourite shows returning to our TV screens and that includes Not Dead Yet.
ABC has now confirmed that Not Dead Yet season 2 will premiere on February 7th 2024.
Disney+ aired the first season in its entirety so whether they follow the same path this time around remains to be seen.
We do know that the main cast from the first season, which included Gina Rodriguez as Nell, Hannah Simone as Sam, Lauren Ash as Lexi, Rick Glassman as Edward, Josh Banday as Dennis, and Angela Gibbs as Cricket, are all likely to return.
And of course there will be plenty more guest stars as Nell continues writing her obituaries!
Not Dead Yet Season 1 Recap
Nell Serrano was a journalist with her whole career in front of her. That was until she upped and moved to London to be with her then boyfriend, Philip.
When that all ended, five years later, she returned home and managed to get a job at her old newspaper. The problem is that she must start at the bottom writing obituaries.
That's when she begins to encounter ghosts of the people whose obits she is writing, whom only she can see and hear.
Their conversations offer her advice on how to rebuild her life while she also gets to know them better, thereby telling their stories through her writing. Once the story has been written, the ghost disppears and hopefully Nell has learned a little more about who she is.
Helping her are her best friend Sam (Hannah Simone), Dennis (Josh Banday) and Cricket (Angela Elayne Gibbs) while her new boss Lexi (Lauren Ash) and new flatmate Edward (Rick Glassman) are the fun antogonists who make her life a little more difficult.
Overall, Not Dead Yet is a fun, easy-to-watch sitcom that passes the time nicely.
Where To Stream Not Dead Yet
Not Dead Yet airs in the US on ABC. But as ABC is owned by Disney Entertainment, Disney+ is where you can watch it in the rest of the world.
Usually these shows air episodes weekly, but for the first season, all 13 episodes dropped on Disney+ at the same time. Although that was only after they had all aired on ABC first.
Given that it has now been established as a hit show, when Not Dead Yet season 2 airs, it could be weekly, following the same path as other hit shows like Abbott Elementary.
If you're not already a Disney+ subscriber, now is the perfect time to sign up.
What Book Is Not Dead Yet Based On?
The show is based on Confessions of a Forty-Something F##k Up by Alexandra Potter, an English writer who started her career writing articles for wrote articles for magazines such as ELLE, Company, and Cosmopolitan.
There are definitely some differences between the book and the show. In the novel, the character is called Nell Stevens and she moves back to London from California to start over.
Other than that, most of the character arc remains the same. Her single friends are now married with children, she is forced to rent a room in a stranger’s house and she feels like a f*ck up!
She also lands a job writing obituaries, meets Cricket and together they begin to help and push each other into new adventures.
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