NBC Renews Welcome to Sweden for Season 2

NBC is staying in Sweden.

Welcome to Sweden has been renewed for a second season, the network announced Monday.

The comedy, which was picked up for 10 episodes, stars Amy Poehler's brother Greg Poehler as Bruce, a celebrity accountant who drops everything to follow the love of his life to Sweden.

Welcome to Sweden has averaged 2.9 million viewers throughout its first season, which debuted on July 10.

As for the rest of NBC's current summer slate, the network has already renewed freshman drama The Night Shift, freshman Bill Lawrence comedy Undateable, and returning reality shows American Ninja WarriorAmerica's Got Talent, and Last Comic Standing. Word is still out on CrossbonesWorking the Engels, and Taxi Brooklyn.

Are you happy that Welcome to Sweden will be returning for Season 2?


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This is a very nice show. I like to see the Swedish attitude and habits. If the commentor below is right saying that the Swedish consider religious people to be weirdos, I believe they are to be very reasonable.
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Glad to hear that. Have enjoyed all the episodes so far. Love the Swedish scenery and languid pace. The humour, while not replete with quickfire laugh-a-minute jokes, is gently charming.
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I'm Swedish, so I figured I had to check out an episode or two (in addition to the episode I happened to see on Swedish TV). I'm surprised to say this, but I enjoyed it, so I watched all five episodes that have aired in the US so far.

It's not for fans of standard sitcoms, but if you like shows like Episodes, then maybe you'll like this. As a Swedish person, I find it pretty interesting to see how they portray Swedish people, the Swedish language, Swedish society and culture, and general "Swedishness". I think it's pretty accurate.

I hope that they'll mention the truly awful music we have here, and the truly awful TV shows...which often have awful music in them. And they have to mention Zlatan Ibrahimovic at some point. The online newspapers probably average an article a day about him. It would also be fun to see some Swedish celebrities. Maybe also something about religion. If you're religious here, you're considered a weirdo.

It's fun to watch the US version, with the English subtitles. The translations are good, but it's funny to see how they have to change things to turn a sentence into something an English-speaking person would say. For example, the guy at Arbetsförmedlingen (the employment agency) was translated to "God, I hate my job", but he was mentioning the devil, not God. The literal translation of the dad's line "Ungdomarna har knullat sönder sängen" is "The youths have fucked the bed broken", but you wouldn't say that, and you can't even write "fuck" in the subtitles at NBC, so the translation said "The kids screwed until the bed busted".

Oh yeah, here's an example of horrible music and horrible TV rolled into one. One of the most horrible bands doing a medley of their own songs in one of the most horrible TV shows.


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WTF? Patrick Duffy's in this?
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Good News. Welcome to Sweden is light hearted fun. I loved the music and scenery. Having the Swedish speak Swedish is the right move. Night Shift is fine with small doses in summer. If they are giving it a full season, I will probably skip season two.

Crossbones should remain dead..
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My sister dragged me into watching a full episode after we killed the pilot in the span of a few minutes, and it was unbearable - there wasn't a single laugh or funny situation, the lead character is unbearable and looks exactly like his famous sister except with shorter hair and stubble. There was nothing appealing about this, but I guess having Sweden pay for half the production on the show made this turd viable to NBC, the network with no ideas.
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Welcome to Sweden has been an enjoyable comedy so far. I really like the guest stars and the different Swedish culture. (I don't understand everyone's aversion to subtitles though)
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Amazing that the putrid "Welcome to Sweden" and "Undateable" get renewed and NBC dumped "Community."

Only watched the "Sweden" pilot; horrible show (including obnoxious inside Amy Poehler jokes) was made worse but difficult to read subtitles.


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Season 2 has just been confirmed in Sweden, if filming has begun has not been released yet.
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Season 2 was confirmed in April.
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Not very popular in Sweden, so .... that is your clue about how the show it´s doing in Sverige ;)
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On the other hand, this is the country where people are watching "Så ska det låta", "Allsång på Skansen" and "På spåret", not to mention some awful comedies. So how the show is doing in Sweden doesn't mean much.
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Humor in Sweden is different to the USA humor. And Sweden has more than enough home productions to see so American productions are not always seen as good as the home ones. But to understand comedy in Swedish you should watch SOLSIDAN
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solsidan_(TV_series)
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I agree that Solsidan is better than this. But that's probably the only one. Nile City was funny too, but it was so different that it's impossible to compare, and it was only 6 episodes 19 years ago.
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Glad to see it. I find the mellow style of it kind of refreshing and really enjoy learning a little about that part of the world. Also glad they weren't afraid to go heavy with the subtitles despite the fact that a lot of Americans lack the attention span and reading comprehension skills to follow what's going on. I'm guessing that the show airing in Sweden first has a lot to due with it.
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Cool News. I don't know how I feel about the show yet, but I'll stick with it. Working the Engels though, Already burn through that season thanks to think Canada already aired and just want more.
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Saw first episode and could not stand the idea of watching another. It's kind of cheap when networks think they have a success in summer when just about everything opposite this show is probably a repeat or an even worse show. This show would be dead during the fall.
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Despite the subtitles (which are very necessary), I like it. It makes me laugh enough.
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I strongly disagree that the (difficult to read) subtitles are necessary; whispering or speaking when the guy is not around would do the same thing.

I love foreign stuff and have no problem reading other subtitles.
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I watch it, it's alright.. surprised it got renewed though. it wasn't THAT good. maybe it was because of all the subtitles, that always makes me less interesting, like I'm missing something.
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I watch this show and I don't know if it's all that funny or not. And with the Swedish subtitles it's kind of hard. You have to be glued to the tv to know what's going on. I guess maybe that's their intent. *shrugs* for me, for now, it's just a filler show.
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I didn't even know this was a thing.
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