Underemployed is an American comedy-drama television series created by Craig Wright which follows a group a five friends - Sophia, Daphne, Lou, Raviva and Miles - all filled with lofty goals, romantic dreams and hopefulness for complete world domination on their road to adulthood, completely unprepared for what happens when things don't go exactly according to plan.
The series aired in the USA on MTV from 16 October, 2012 to 12 January, 2013. There are 12 hour-long episodes in one season.
Underemployed premiered in South Africa on DStv's MTV channel on Wednesday 30 January 2013, at 21h20. Thereafter new episodes broadcast in a double bill weekly, at 20h30.
From Emmy-nominated producer Craig Wright (Dirty Sexy Money, Six Feet Under), Underemployed follows a group a five friends - Sophia, Daphne, Lou, Raviva and Miles - all filled with lofty goals, romantic dreams and hopefulness for complete world domination on their road to adulthood.
But what happens when things don't go exactly according to plan?
Underemployed picks up one year after their college graduation when reality has set in and the group struggles, often comically, to stay optimistic through the major life changes young twentysomethings know all too well, including dead-end jobs, terrible bosses and romantic mistakes.
This group of old friends becomes a new family as they go through all the highs and lows in their newfound adult lives and prove together that if life is about living, none of them are underemployed.
Sophia struggles to hold on to her dreams of becoming a writer, as she serves maple bacon bars at Donut Girl, while Daphne continues to toil as an unpaid and unnoticed intern at an advertising agency.
Lou and Raviva ended their relationship when she left for Los Angeles to become a famous singer, leaving Lou on his quest to save the environment, but all that changes when she shows up on his doorstep nine-months pregnant.
Meanwhile, Miles aspires to be a world famous model, the face of a major ad campaign, but instead finds himself serving mojitos and mini-tacos in his skivvies.
The series stars Michelle Ang as Sophia; Sarah Habel as Daphne; Jared Kusnitz as Lou; Inbar Lavi as Raviva; and Diego Boneta as Miles.