MTV canceled Nicole Byers’ Loosely Exactly Nicole this year, and we all gave the network a collective eye roll.
Now it looks as if Facebook might be stepping in to revive the spunky and hilarious series. Loosely Exactly Nicole follows Byers playing a version of herself. We watched as she strived to achieve the so-called Hollywood dream, stepped out on her own for the first time and dealt with humiliating auditions, unpaid electric bills, the ups and downs of friendship, and the dark and scary world that is Tinder. Slowly but surely she was beginning to find her voice as a comedian. Jacob Wysocki, Jen D’Angelo, Kevin Bigley and Allyn Rachel also starred in the series.
Loosely Exactly Nicole premiered last fall and ran for only 10 episodes before it was canceled. It was rumored this year that Facebook was planning to unveil a slate of original program of about a dozen series this summer, made up of about a dozen shows initially. The platform looks to take on Netflix and Amazon, as well as upstarts such as Snap, all seeking to secure premium original content. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story about the social media giant’s interests, but Facebook has declined to comment thus far. THR is reporting that the revival of the series will be one of a few “tentpole projects” that Facebook hopes will “lure viewers to its new video tab.” We suppose we will have to sit back and see what happens.
Are you excited about a potential Loosely Exactly Nicole revival?