Welcome To Sweden - Season 2
On July 28, 2015, four episodes into season two, NBC cancelled the series due to what Poehler described as "craptastically" low ratings, with NBC further stating that production was "officially done". The remaining six episodes of season two were made available via online streaming at NBC's website.
Welcome to Sweden - Season 2
Season one is set in the summer, when Bruce first moves to Sweden. A successful money manager for wealthy celebrities, Bruce had happily lived in New York with his girlfriend Emma from Sweden, who he has been with for a year. Emma has moved back to Stockholm for a prestigious banking job, and Bruce is leaving New York to join her. This season follows the couple as Bruce, with no job and no friends, tries to deal with living in a new country with a different language and culture.
The first season of Welcome to Sweden broadcast in Sweden on TV4 between March 28 and May 14, 2014, airing Fridays before moving earlier in the week to Wednesdays beginning May 7. After achieving high ratings for its initial episodes, with 1.7 million viewers for the series premiere, Welcome to Sweden was granted a swift renewal by TV4, with the announcement for a ten-episode second season made at MIPTV 2014 in April 2014.
On July 10, 2014, the series began airing in the United States on NBC on Thursdays at 9:00 pm. and on The Comedy Network in Canada. For the US broadcasts, some of the scenes had to be edited, including dubbing over obscene dialogue and pixelating nudity. On August 4, after four episodes, NBC renewed the series for the second season. Although US ratings for the show were not considered particularly high in either total viewers or viewers in the 18-49 key demographic, NBC noted that the 18-49 viewership skewed to a more valuable upscale audience.
The second season begins in the winter, six months after Bruce first moved to Sweden, as he prepares to propose to Emma. The season follows their engagement as they deal with relatives, customs, and career transitions along the way. Filming for season two started in January 2015. The season aired Wednesdays in Sweden on TV4 from April 1 to June 3, 2015. It aired in the United States on NBC on Sundays at 8:00pm beginning July 19, 2015.
Season two is a co-production of Syskon, Entertainment One (eOne) Television, TV4, and Jarowskij. It was executive produced by Amy Poehler (Syskon), Greg Poehler (Syskon), Josephine Bornebusch, Iréne Lindblad (Jarowskij), Frederik Arefalk (TV4), Carrie Stein (eOne), Jessica Ericstam (TV4) and Lisa Dahlberg (TV4). Led by Ulf Kvensler, the writing staff also includes Greg Poehler, Peter Arrhenius, and new additions David Sundin and Bente Danielsson. Josephine Bornebusch bowed out of writing duties for season two due to her pregnancy. The season was produced by Johanna Bergenstråhle (Jarowskij). Episode directors for the season include Ulf Kvensler, Steffan Lindberg, and Lisa James Larsson.
The first season of Welcome to Sweden received positive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes it has a rating 82%, based on 28 reviews, with an average rating of 6.6/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Charming and smartly composed, Welcome to Sweden offers fun summer fare from the talented Poehler siblings despite its familiar tropes." On Metacritic the season has a score of 72 out of 100, based on 22 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
In May 2014, a Swedish TV columnist gave the first season finale of Welcome to Sweden a negative review. In response, Greg Poehler subjected the columnist to online harassment, posting demeaning and offensive comments under an assumed name in the comments section. Due to the severity of the abuse, containing what was described as "personal attacks," the on-line news site traced the IP address to what was likely Poehler's own computer. Faced with the evidence, Poehler confessed and apologized.
The Sunday comedy most recently drew a 0.3 and 0.2 rating among adults 18-49 in its most recent back-to-back broadcasts. Last season, the series averaged a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 2.9 million total viewers in live-plus-same-day returns. The comedy, which counts Amy Poehler among its executive producers and guest cast, opened to a 0.9 among the key demo and 3.5 million total viewers, becoming the second-highest-rated summer comedy debut among seven on the Big Four networks in the past five years.
Welcome to Sweden has been averaging 2.9 million viewers on Thursday nights this summer. The show, which aired earlier this year on Swedish television, has already been renewed for season 2. A premiere date for the new episodes on NBC has yet to be determined.
This week, Out Loud acknowledges the presence and phenomenon behind Cuffing Season and further explores the challenges that come with holidays, families, partners, and sexuality.00:23: What is cuffing season, and why do we engage in it? 08:14: Should we engage in cuffing season? Navigating and communicating what we want. 14:09: How do we define dating? 20:06: When should we introduce our partners to our families? How do we navigate acceptance? 28:14: Coming Out & Going Home
Page 2 - Intercollegiate athletic record 1915-1916, 1916-1917, for basketball, track, football and baseballPage 3 - Theatres, lectures and entertainment, 1915-1917Page 4 - Program for the play Flora Bella at Columbia TheatrePage 5 - Pleasure jaunts to Rocheport and Jefferson City, Missouri, 1916Page 6 - List of courses and course descriptionsPage 7 - Pictorial history of the Francis Quadrangle columns at MUPage 8 - Photos of "The Gateway-Old Campus" and "Kansas Mass Meeting, November 24, 1915"Page 9 - Photos of freshman and sophomores "Bag Rush" and news clippings of the event,1915 (some participants were injured)Page 10 - Actual piece of the captured bag, September 18, 1915Page 11 - Photos of Varsity Squad, 1915; Freshman Squad; Board of Strategy, 1915; Coach Van Gent and a small booklet, Missouri-Songs and YellsPage 12 - Photos of the Oklahoma A&M game and the Washington game at St. Louis; two news articles about the gamesPage 13 - Photo of the Oklahoma game and two news articles about the gamePage 14 - Photo and two news articles about football game along with loose news articles.Page 15 - Photos of "The Drake Victory" and two news articlesPage 16 - One news article "Football Week Program"; Kansas vs. Missouri Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1915; an usher ribbon; game ticket; and three photosPage 17 - Photo of the Freshman Squad, 1915; two requisitions for equipment from the Athletic Department; one news article; and one postcard giving notification of spring football practice timePage 18 - Two large black and white cartoons entitled "Prexy's Food for Freshman"Page 19 - Two photos of posters, and one small poster "Wee Little Freshman"Page 20 - One loose news article entitled "Heads Chest Campaign"Page 21 - Five photos including one of Bob Simpson and one invitation to the new men students reception at the YMCAPage 22 - Six cut-out newspaper pictures of the 1915-1916 basketball teamPage 23 - Two newspaper ads and two photos: one of the baseball team, the other of the Farmer's Fair, 1916; one ticket to Farmer's Fair; and one small newspaper clippingPage 24 - One large orange poster listing candidates for freshman offices and three small cards listing candidates for freshman officesPage 25 - One large white poster and five small cards listing other candidates for freshman officesPage 26 - Two photos of track events and two news articlesPage 27 - Five photos of track events and one news articlePage 28 - Five photos of track events; one news article; and one ticket stub to the Missouri Valley Conference Meet, 1916Page 29 - Three photos of MU athletes and one of Coach McMillanPage 30 - One photo of a poster from the class of 1919; three small photos taken on the walking trip to Rocheport, Missouri; one card listing candidates for sophomore election; one "Welcome Freshman" class of 1919 tag dated 1917; one newspaper photo and caption showing dedication of the Student Union Building; and one typed letter listing the advantages of the proposed Union Building entitled "Talking Points for Membership Solicitors"Page 31 - Five news articles about footballPage 32 - Two photos including one of a football game, and three news articles on footballPage 33 - One photo of a football game and four news articlesPage 34 - Two photos and three new articlesPage 35 - Two news articlesPage 36 - Front page of and article from The Missouri Alumnus, 1916, and one Missouri and Kansas Football Game Official Score Card, 1916Page 37 - One news poster from the University Daily Kansan from the University of Kansas, 1916; an advertisement card for "Huskies" (a pharmaceutical product); one game ticket; one cut-out of a paper tiger; one Orpheum Theatre Program and two ticket stubs; and one small news articlePage 38 - Five photos of individual MU football players and one news articlePage 39 - Five photos of individual MU football playersPage 40. - Two news articles entitled, Bob Simpson, Missouri's Greatest AthletePage 41 - One newspaper photo of the five-man athletic team that went to Sweden for international competition, pictured are: Fred Murray, Bob Simpson, Jo Loomis, Andy Ward, and Ted Meredith; one news article on Bob Simpson's trip to Sweden including a news photo of trophies and medals; one newspaper cartoon drawn by Fred Murray and given to Bob Simpson on Valentines Day, satirizing their trip to Sweden; and one news photo of Bob SimpsonPage 42 - Two ticket stubs; two news articles; one post card of "The Coats House"; piece of news article; and the Missouri - Kansas Indoor Dual Meet souvenir program, March 16, 1917, at the Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri (this program includes a picture of C.L. Brewer entitled "His Last Appearance Here as Athletic Director of MU" and one picture of Dr. J. A. Reilly, Athletic Director of the Kansas City Athletic Club)Page 43 - One "Orpheum Circuit of Theatres" news and program booklet; three ticket stubs; and three news articlesPage 44. - Two newspaper articles; one photo; MU Tiger's 1917 baseball season score list; and one news photo of Clyde H. SlusherPage 45 - Four news articles and three news photos of individual team membersPage 46 - Nine small photos of a group of young menPage 47 - One small billboard; one program from MU Auditorium, 1915-1916; one large news article; one copy of the University Missourian; one program from MU Auditorium, 1915; one typed note to E. Shroeder; and one Columbia Theatre programPage 48 - Two Columbia Theatre programs; one basketball program of All-Conference Schedules, 1916; an MU Auditorium program, 1915; one Yellowstone National Park brochure; and one Columbia Theatre programPage 49 - One sheet entitled "Extract from Guard Manual" and a final examination from each of the following subjects: English 1a, General Mathematics, Spanish, History, and General Zoology, all from 1916Page 50 - Two typed pages mostly in Spanish; final examination in American Government, 1917; one examination in Elementary French; one University of Missouri Bulletin, "Preventative Medicine", 1915; one quiz in Sociology, 1917; one news clipping, ca. 1915-1916; three typed pages in Spanish; and one French examPage 51 - Eight news articles on various topicsPage 52 - Six news articles on various topics including: hazing; baseball souvenir score card; one copy of The Banquet News, a publication for Journalism Week; one pamphlet Seventh Annual Journalism Week, May 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, 1916Page 53 - Five news articles; one program from the University of Missouri-Columbia Auditorium performance by the New York Symphony Orchestra and Jeff Hofmann, 1915; one program from the University's "Annual May Fete", 1916; one program from Journalism entitled The Yellow Peril, 1916; and one meet schedule from the Missouri Valley Conference Ninth Annual Meet, 1916Page 54 - Three programs from the Columbia Theatre, 1916 and 1917; one souvenir program from the Fifteenth Annual Missouri - Kansas Indoor Dual Meet, 1918OSF 1 - One football poster for the Homecoming game, 1915Search our Holdings 041b061a72