MTV‘s comedy series I Just Want My Pants Back will not be coming back for a second season. The project, based on the book by David Rosen, launched to critical praise and strong ratings, which trended down throughout its run. “We’re proud to have aired I Just Want My Pants Back, with its impressive creative pedigree and talented group of actors,” MTV said in a statement. “Many factors go in to determining renewals, however, and ultimately, we decided not to move forward with an additional season of Pants.”
I hear one of the factors that played into MTV’s decision is the network’s large inventory, including upcoming series Inbetweeners, Craig Wright’s Underemployed, Zach Stone in Gonna Be Famous starring young comedian Bo Burnham, and returning shows Awkward and Teen Wolf. I Just Want My Pants Back hails from Doug Liman and Dave Bartis’ Hypnotic and Universal Cable Prods. I hear they will likely shop the show to other networks. Described as an youthful romantic dramedy set in New York City, Pants, which was adapted for TV by Rosen, centers on 22-year-old Jason Strider (Peter Vack) and his friends who grapple with dating, romance and becoming adults. This has been a passion project for Liman who had worked on it for years. It was originally developed for NBC through UMS where Hypnotic was based.