It is very hard to make dark humor. It’s a fine line to walk, and it can easily turn to mean, which nobody likes. But when dark humor is done well, it’s the best kind of humor. It makes us happy to be alive and helps us forget our problems by making us laugh. Not Dead Yet’s title shows off how dark it is, and now we have to watch it use that darkness.
The show Not Dead Yet is based on a book by Alexandra Potter called Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up, which will come out in late 2020. The book is about a woman who is no longer young enough to be considered a child. She doesn’t see any value in her life, feels worthless, and, with the help of a new friend, attempts to discover meaning and excitement. The book doesn’t seem to have any dead people, though. Maybe the people who made the show thought that a show about a millennial who is having a hard time requires something supernatural to make it interesting.
The cast of Not Dead Yet
Gina Rodriguez is once again at the head of the cast for Not Dead Yet. Rodriguez has been in movies like Someone Great, Miss Bala, and Awake, and she won a Golden Globe for her work on Jane the Virgin. Her voice has also been heard in the hit Netflix show Big Mouth, where she played Gina Alvarez.
Starring alongside Rodriguez is Hannah Simone as Sam. Simone has been on the comedy show Single Parents, but she is best known for playing Cece on the show New Girl. Lauren Ash (Superstore), Rick Glassman (Undateable), Josh Banday (Pam & Tommy), and Angela Gibbs round out the main cast (Hacks).
Check out the list of guest stars in the first season of Not Dead Yet.
- Martin Mull (Clue)
- Ed Begley Jr. (Amsterdam)
- Mo Collins (Fear the Walking Dead)
- Deborah S. Craig (Meet Cute)
- Telma Hopkins (Family Matters)
- Don Lake (Space Force)
- Rhea Perlman (You People)
- Paula Pell (Saturday Night Live)
- Tony Plana (Ugly Betty)
- Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect)
- Julia Sweeney (Saturday Night Live)
Not Dead Yet: The Plot
Nell Serrano’s life is not going well right now. When she moved to England with her boyfriend five years ago, she left every person and thing she knew behind. Now, after they broke up and it’s been five years, she’s back home and has to put her life back together. She quit being a journalist, but that’s what she knows how to do, so she went back to a place she doesn’t know. But she has no choice because her roommate is weird and they have to pay rent, so she’s going to do whatever she has to.
In this case, that means writing obituaries for a paper where nobody cares about her except for one friend and a boss so annoying that we wish they only existed in the movies. We do our best to survive in a hard world. Nell does this just like everyone else, but unlike everybody else, she begins seeing dead people because she has a sixth sense. Now that she has found what she was looking for, her job might not be as thrilling, but it still has meaning. So that the dead can rest in peace, she has to write proper obituaries for them.
Not Dead Yet: How to Watch?
Not Dead Yet is a show made by ABC, and because it is, episodes air live on the network. ABC is available on live TV streaming services like Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, and YouTube TV for people who no longer have cable or satellite TV. The episodes are also available to stream on Hulu the day after they air.
When do new episodes of Not Dead Yet come out?
The first two episodes of Not Dead Yet aired on ABC on February 8, 2023, at 8:30 p.m. ET. But it was simply to celebrate the first episode of the show. From now on, there will be one new episode every week, and it will be on at 9:30 p.m. ET as usual. You can also stream episodes of shows on Hulu.
As of February 15, 2023, when this article was written, no one knew how many episodes ABC had ordered for the comedy. The problem with broadcast shows is that different networks don’t always agree on what a full season is. There are sometimes 13 episodes and sometimes between 20 and 22. We’ve written down what we know so far, but we’ll keep the post-up-to-date as we learn more.
Episode 1, “Pilot” – Feb. 8
Episode 2, “Not a Tiger Yet” – Feb. 8
Episode 3, “Not Out of High School Yet” – Feb. 15
Episode 4, “Not Dating Yet” – Feb. 22
Episode 5, “Not Moving On Yet” – March 1
Is There a Trailer for Not Dead Yet?
People have been loving the official trailer for Not Dead Yet so far, and we can’t say we blame them. The trailer provides an excellent idea of what to expect from the upcoming episode, whether it’s Nell’s sad life or the reality that she now sees ghosts.
We’ve also got a look at some of the other characters. So far, everything appears to be plenty of enjoyment with a couple of life lessons thrown in. Fans are definitely curious about how Not Dead Yet will get better with each episode after seeing the trailer.