Created byCraig Wright
StarringMichelle Ang
Diego Boneta
Sarah Habel
Jared Kusnitz
Inbar Lavi
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12
Executive producersCraig Wright
Justin Levy
Clay Spencer
Julie Schwachenwald
  • Geofrey Hildrew[1]
Running time42 minutes
(excluding commercials)
Production companiesPine City
MTV Production Development
Original release
ReleaseOctober 16, 2012 (2012-10-16) –
January 12, 2013 (2013-01-12)

Underemployed is an American comedy-drama television series on MTV. The series premiered on October 16, 2012[2] and ended on January 12, 2013.


The series evolves around a group of five fresh graduates who met and became close friends during college.

Initially, each had their big dreams and were very determined to make them happen: Lou wanted to pursue graduate school and eventually become an environmental lawyer; Raviva broke up with Lou to move to Los Angeles in the hope of making it in the music industry; Miles wanted to be a model and the face of Calvin Klein; Sophia wanted to become a writer; and Daphne just wanted to be successful.

Unfortunately, life doesn't always work out.[3]





No.TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
1"Pilot"October 16, 2012 (2012-10-16)0.65[4]
2"The Crib"October 23, 2012 (2012-10-23)0.65[5]
Sophia gets into trouble and is arrested. Miles' girlfriend Tatiana tells everyone that she's going to move out. Daphne enjoys life with her new romance with Todd. Lou is surprising Raviva by making the house baby-friendly.
3"The Roommate"October 30, 2012 (2012-10-30)0.40[6]
Todd feels evil and steals Daphne's idea. Miles comes to terms and realizes he can't handle living with a baby. Sophia thinks about Raviva's advice and agrees to follow it.
4"The Days of Yore"November 6, 2012 (2012-11-06)0.40[7]
Raviva and Lou's relationship is at stake when a disagreement about money ends badly. Miles ends up being hired onto Daphne's campaign team. Sophia is joyful when her parents come to visit.
5"The Trivial Pursuit"November 13, 2012 (2012-11-13)0.38[8]
Raviva and Lou are happy to receive news that they can have post-baby intercourse. The group gathers for a fun trivia night. Daphne and Miles try to ignore each others drunken advances. Sophia attempts to get a promotion.
6"The Tasting"November 20, 2012 (2012-11-20)0.61[9]
Daphne and Miles throw a party for their client. Sophia feels regretful after letting Laura purchase a new phone for her. Jamel and Bekah put Lou and Raviva in an uncomfortable situation.
7"The Focus Group"November 27, 2012 (2012-11-27)0.34[10]
Sophia is unsure what to do when she comes up short on rent. Raviva is worried that Lou is separating from the group. Miles goes to get medical help for his problem.
8"The Gig"December 8, 2012 (2012-12-08)0.28[11]
Raviva prepares for her first performance. Lou discovers that Jamel was involved. Daphne is worried about Todd being so controlling.
9"The Confession"December 22, 2012 (2012-12-22)0.28[12]
Bekah ends up sending some explicit text messages. Sophia is worried about using her friends within her upcoming novel. Daphne wants Todd to be impressed by her classy party.
10"The Kids"December 29, 2012 (2012-12-29)0.23[13]
Raviva is angry after Lou breaks a promise. Miles gets some saddening news from Daphne.
11"The Message"January 5, 2013 (2013-01-05)0.24[14]
Sophia completes and publishes her book. A record label approaches Raviva about producing her song. Lou starts apply for school. Daphne chooses between Miles and Todd.
12"The Heart"January 12, 2013 (2013-01-12)0.34[15]
Miles plans to pursue modeling abroad and invites Daphne along. Sophia throws a party for her brand-new, first published book. Lou tries to get Raviva back.

Critical reception

The Chicago Tribune said the show needs to offer a lot more than what was served in the first few episodes to compete on the level of Girls on HBO and Workaholics on Comedy Central.[16] The New York Times said the show is a botched attempt at a dirty-sexy-funny show.[17]


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  2. ^ "MTV Announces Key Premiere Dates and Series Renewals including 'Jersey Shore' Season 6, 'Snooki & JWOWW' Season 2 + New Series 'Catfish: The TV Show' & More". Archived from the original on August 6, 2012. Retrieved October 13, 2012.
  3. ^ "MTV's "Underemployed" Is Slated to Launch in Fall 2012". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 13, 2013.
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  7. ^ "Tuesday's Cable Ratings: FNC, CNN Split Top Election Night Honors". The Futon Critic. Retrieved November 9, 2012.
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  9. ^ "Tuesday's Cable Ratings: FX's "Sons of Anarchy" Rolls to Another Victory". The Futon Critic. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
  10. ^ "Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Sons of Anarchy" Holds Off Return of TNT Dramas". The Futon Critic. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
  11. ^ "Saturday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Tops Charts with Heisman Trophy Presentation". Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  12. ^ "Saturday's Cable Ratings: Special "Monday Night Football" Finale Tops Charts". Retrieved December 28, 2012.
  13. ^ "Saturday's Cable Ratings: ESPN's Valero Alamo, Buffalo Wild Wings Bowls Top the Night". thefutoncritic. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  14. ^ "Saturday's Cable Ratings: Nickelodeon Is "Victorious" in Viewers, Demos". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
  15. ^ "Saturday's Cable Ratings: "Wedding Band" Tops Demos for TBS". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  16. ^ "MTV's 'Underemployed': Underwhelmingly vague". Hartford Courant. Retrieved June 11, 2022.
  17. ^ "They Plan to Dominate the World, but First They Want to Have Sex and Find Jobs". The New York Times. October 16, 2012. Retrieved June 11, 2022.