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Thursday, November 29th, 2012

MTV Cancels 'The Inbetweeners'

MTV has canceled its new sitcom The Inbetweeners, an adaptation of the hit UK show of the same name, after one season, Deadline reported yesterday. Inbetweeners starred Bubba Lewis, Zack Pearlman, Joey Pollari, and Mark L. Young as a quartet of guys stuck in the gray area in the high school social strata in between being cool and nerdy. The show, adapted for the US by ex-Arrested Development writer Brad Copeland, ran 12 episodes in its first season, but MTV has opted not to renew it due to low ratings. Critics praised The Inbetweeners, but it didn't receive a huge marketing push from the network and a regime change at MTV also contributed to its demise, as some of the executives who greenlit the show recently departed. Still, the US version almost did as many episodes (12) as the original UK show (18), but that's just because the UK Inbetweeners only ran three six-episode seasons, as British shows are wont to do.

  • http://www.nathansmart.com/ Nathan Smart

    I was a little bit intrigued when I saw that it was being remade and then when I saw it was on MTV that lowered my intrigue level considerably. MTV does some good stuff but when they do teen comedy they do it pretty badly.

  • Alan Jackson

    I think it was trying too much to appeal to the Workaholics fanbase. Didn't connect, though.