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Will There Be a Season 2 of Extended Family? Here’s What We Know So Far

Find out what Jon Cryer wants his character to do more of in a future season of Extended Family.

By Stephanie Gomulka

Divorce can be funny. Just ask exes Julia (Abigail Spencer) and Jim Kearny (Jon Cryer) as they try to split cordially without disrupting their two kids’ lives on Extended Family.

How to Watch

Watch Extended Family Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c on NBC and next day on Peacock.

Sitcom creator Mike O’Malley rose to the task of finding the heart and finding the funny in the concept.

“Cryer’s character is like, you know, what we are trying to do is … maintain a situation where the kids are oblivious to the fact that what we’ve really done is get divorced,” O’Malley said, referencing a joke from the first season, which sums up the show well. “That’s really the idea behind this, is that we’re trying to gloss over the fact that we’ve gotten divorced.”

An added twist to the happily-ever-after divorce is Julia fell in love with a new man named Trey (Donald Faison) — who owns the Boston Celtics, Jim's favorite team.

Trey Jim and Julia on Extended Family Episode 102

“Then, they got to fall in love with the kids and then they have to fall in love with the ex,” O’Malley said, noting that people having to embrace their new partner’s families is something that happens all the time. “They come with other people that mean a lot to them.”

O’Malley is “very excited” the show was able to get made and be shared with audiences who are enjoying it.

Will there be a Season 2 of Extended Family?

There’s no official word yet on plans for a Season 2 of the sitcom, but NBC Insider chatted with Cryer and O’Malley on what they’d want to see on the show in an all-new season.

Ensuring all six members of the family have enough airtime for stories and jokes was a priority for the first season, according to O’Malley.

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“That’s a lot of mouths to feed, but I do think that if we’re lucky enough to get a second season that we’d want to expand,” O’Malley said about the possibility of adding new characters for different storylines.

For Cryer, he would want to see more scenarios where his character Jim sides with Trey, his ex-wife’s new man.

Jim Trey and Grace stand in the kitchen on Extended Family Episode 107

“We did an episode where Trey and Jim ended up on the same side,” Jon said, referring to the Season 1, Episode 7 titled The Consequences of Sleepovers. “Basically, my daughter has a sleepover and he and I get stuck having to keep this … combustible teen situation under control.”

The episode “has a lot of heart,” according to O’Malley.

“I think that the more kind of heart that we inject into this thing, the more relatable it’s gonna be,” O’Malley added.

Cryer also would love for Jim (and audiences) to get to meet Trey’s family and see more “backstage stuff with the Celtics.”

“We were visited by a Celtics legend, whom I will not name at this point to maintain anonymity,” Cryer teased. “I love playing in that area too.”

The first season of Extended Family airs new episodes Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c on NBC and next day on Peacock.