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New Details Have Emerged on Whether 'B Positive' Has Been Renewed for a Season 2

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May. 13 2021, Updated 10:25 p.m. ET

Maybe a little under the radar is the delightful sitcom B Positive, which follows Drew (Thomas Middleditch), a divorced dad and therapist who finds out he really needs a kidney transplant. 

Kidney transplants are pretty hard to come by, but luckily for Drew, someone from his past volunteers — but she's not exactly a prime candidate. Gina (Annaleigh Ashford) is an old high school acquaintance who now drives a bus for a senior center. 

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They're as opposite as they come, which makes for sitcom gold. It was recently reported, however, that B Positive's time slot will be moved to 9:30 p.m. EST and that United States of AI is taking its place. 

A source told TV Line that "the move is being made to give Al the best possible lead in" and that it has no impact on whether B Positive will get renewed for a second season. Still, fans are nervous. 

Annaleigh Ashford in 'B Positive'
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'B Positive' has actually risen awareness for organ donation during its first season.

B Positive is also just a special show because it's actually based on the true story of co-creator Marco Pennette and his real-life kidney transplant. In 2013, he was told, very abruptly, that he had renal failure, and that he needed a kidney transplant as soon as possible. That's when a childhood friend showed up for him and made it happen. 

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After the procedure and successful recovery, Marco thought, "I remember thinking at the time, as terrified as I was, that if I actually survive this, this could be a great series." 

Seven years later, it did become a great series. Marco is also the brains behind shows like Ugly Betty and What I Like About You. He's done an amazing job at bringing his lived experience to life in such a tender and funny way that's captured the hearts of millions.

Marco stated, "I always thought the relationship between donor and recipient was a unique one—a connection no one else could experience. This is not just a buddy comedy—it's a survival comedy." The B Positive Twitter account recently announced, "Feeling inspired by B Positive's Gina? Learn more about kidney donation," and supplied links.

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Has 'B Positive' been renewed for Season 2?

It hasn't been confirmed whether or not B Positive will be renewed for a Season 2, but it now seems unlikely. While ratings were hovering around a 0.6 average, when B Positive switched timeslots to 9:30 p.m., CBS was disappointed to learn that the audience did not carry over. 

Since switching time slots, B Positive's average rating has dropped to about 0.45 in the 18-49 demographic and the show has lost more than 1 million viewers.

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Thomas Middleditch in 'B Positive' Season 1
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However, producer Chuck Lorre's great reputation could save B Positive from cancellation. His keystone show, Young Sheldon, has already been given a 3-season renewal, and will definitely be joined by Bob Hearts Abishola, The Neighborhood, and Equalizer. 

Now that we've seen a whole season of the charmingingly funny and heartwarming B Positive, we can only hope it'll pick up steam for a Season 2.

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