Despite the difficulty of parenting, many TV shows focus on the lighter moments in parents’ daily life. Series like “Outmatched” are common. Lon Zimmet developed the reality sitcom with many cameras. The series focuses on a working-class family in Atlantic City who are having financial difficulties. Meanwhile, they’re responsible for rearing four children, three of whom are confirmed geniuses. The show sounds like a blend of “Young Sheldon” and “Breeders.”
While the show has promise, the first season has been met with mostly negative reviews and has failed to attract a sizable audience. It’s only natural to question if this means Fox won’t renew ‘Outmatched’ for a second season. All the info you need is here with us.
Outmatched Season 2 Release Date
In January 2019, the Fox network, along with Fox Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television, ordered the pilot episode. On May 9, 2019, the show was given the go-ahead and renamed Outmatched. The start date of winter 2019 was set in stone, but after the first season aired, the show was canceled.
Since the series did not do well with audiences, a second season may never be completed. Both Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic give the series low marks: 22% and 33%, respectively.
Mike and Kay, the protagonists of “Outmatched,” are a couple who have four kids and are overwhelmed by their responsibilities. Raising three exceptionally bright children compounds the challenges of parenting. They smoke weed in the basement, far from the children, to cover up their feelings of inadequacy.
The show emphasizes the value of human connections over the relentless chase of information. In the first episode, for instance, we see that Kay really wants to take everyone to the boardwalk, but the kids’ antics prevent it. As it turns out, Leila made up the story that Kay requested an extravagant birthday celebration.
This prompts the three brainiacs to reconstruct an indoor boardwalk for Kay. In another episode, Kay and Mike try to have some alone time, but a series of misfortunes brings the kids back. Although it’s entertaining, “Outmatched” seems more at home in the 2000s. I’m hoping that the narratives will be approached differently in Season 2.
- Jason Biggs as Mike Bennett, Kay’s husband and a blue-collar home contractor.
- Maggie Lawson as Kay Bennett, Mike’s wife and a pit boss at a local casino.
- Tisha Campbell as Rita, a blackjack dealer and Kay’s best friend.
- Ashley Boettcher as Nicole Bennett, Mike and Kay’s older gifted 15-year-old daughter.
- Connor Kalopsis as Brian Bennett, Mike and Kay’s eldest gifted 16-year-old son.
- Jack Stanton as Marc Bennett, Mike and Kay’s younger gifted 10-year-old son who has only just been certified as a genius.
- Oakley Bull as Leila Bennett, Mike and Kay’s youngest 8-year-old daughter who they
- don’t believe is gifted and, therefore, they consider her to be the “normal” child.
- Finesse Mitchell as Irwin, Mike’s best friend and Rita’s husband.
- Tony Danza as Jay Bennett, Mike’s father.
- Caroline Aaron as Sylvia Bennett, Mike’s mother and Jay’s wife.
- Alyson Hannigan as Beth, Atticus’s mother with several animal-like senses.
- Eddie Kaye Thomas as Sigmund, Atticus’s father who loves rollerblading.
There have been some quite off-the-wall reactions to the Outmatched presentation. The acting has also come under fire from reviewers who say the actors appear to be merely reading their lines. There’s no evidence that they can even deliver a joke’s punchline. The website Rotten Tomatoes gave it a horrible 3 out of 10 rating. In addition, it has a 5.4/10 rating on other sites like IMDb, which, to be honest, seems a little generous considering some may argue that Outmatched is overrated by that standard. The show has a Metacritic score of 33 out of 100. That means almost nobody thought the show was great.
There don’t appear to be any redeeming qualities to the show; assuming there were, someone would have mentioned them. Season 1 saw a steady decline in viewership. The first episode drew 3.2 million viewers; by episode 8, that number had dropped to 1.99 million; the series finale, however, drew 2.38 million. Since Outmatched has neither high viewership nor high viewer ratings, it is evident that there is little hope for a new season.
However, we cannot announce the show is over until it has been formally canceled. Even if Season 2 of Outmatched doesn’t appear likely at the moment, we’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything. Leave your opinions on Season 2 of Outmatched in the comments area below and let us know whether you want more of the show.
Outmatched Season 2 Trailer
Unfortunately, there is no Season 2 Outmatched trailer because the show was canceled after its first season due to poor ratings and reviews.
Where to watch Outmatched?
Depending on where you live, you may watch Season 1 of Outmatched on Hotstar or Prime Video.