HBO has canceled a couple of its new comedy series. THR reports that Family Tree, starring Chris O'Dowd and co-created by Christopher Guest, and Hello Ladies, starring and co-created by Stephen Merchant, have been canceled by the pay-cable network. Both shows aired their eight episode first (and only) seasons last year. Hello Ladies will, however, have one final special episode.
While these two shows have been canceled, HBO is in talks to renew its comedy Getting On for a second season. An adaptation of the UK show of the same name, Getting On stars Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash, and Laurie Metcalf as a trio of nurses at a geriatric [...]
FX has renewed Wilfred for a fourth season, which will be the show's last, THR reports. The series will move to FX's sister network FXX, where it'll join other ex-FX comedies like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Unlike previous seasons, which ran for 13 episodes a piece, the fourth season of the Elijah Wood/talking dog series will be 10 episodes long.
David Zuckerman, who created the US version of Wilfred (based on the Australian show of the same name), will return as co-showrunner for the final season. Zuckerman was showrunner on the first and second seasons of the show. Zuckerman [...]
ABC canceled its critically-acclaimed but underwatched comedy Happy Endings last week, and there's been speculation that the USA network would pick up the show just like how TBS saved Cougar Town from the clutches of cancelation last year. USA is officially in negotiations with Happy Endings' studio Sony TV to pick up the show, Variety reports, but Deadline reports that, "At this point … a pickup appears unlikely but the network is carefully exploring the opportunity to migrate a show with some success on broadcast TV and a dedicated fan base." Happy Endings is the only recently-canceled network sitcom that fits that description, unless Go On has [...]
Comedy Central has canceled Futurama, making it the second time the long-running animated series has been cut off by its network. EW reports that the second half of the show's seventh season, which debuts June 19th, will be its last. Futurama has seen its ratings decline since premiering on Comedy Central in 2010. The show ran on Fox from 1999 until the network canceled it in 2003. Creator Matt Groening and executive producer David X. Cohen say the news doesn't come as a shock as they thought the show was done for good three previous times. Cohen quipped, "As I said three times before, this is definitely the [...]