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VH1 Cancels 'Best Week Ever' Again

VH1 announced today that they've canceled long-running series Best Week Ever for a second time. Best Week Ever originally ran from 2004 to 2009, when it was initially canceled. VH1 rebooted the show in January of 2013, with a new cast and format, featuring comedians Michael Che, Nick Turner, Ali Wong, and more.

"Best Week Ever was a pioneer in pop culture commentary on television when it launched in 2004, delivering its signature blend of comedy and tongue-in-cheek opinions on the most entertaining news and pop culture stories of the previous seven days,” said VH1 in a statement. “The series also served as a national launching pad [...]

FXX Cancels 'Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell'

FXX has only been a cable network for a little over a month, but they've already made their first cancelation. Defamer reports that FXX has canceled Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, which is currently airing new episodes four nights a week in the middle of its second season. The show's final episode, with Jim Norton as the scheduled guest, is set to air tomorrow.

The Chris Rock-produced late night series premiered on FX last fall and was earning decent ratings on that network, but ratings have dropped since moving to sister channel FXX this past month. On some nights, Totally Biased has been the lowest-rated [...]

FX Cancels 'Brand X with Russell Brand'

Cable network FX is not moving forward with Russell Brand's late night show, Brand X. The network announced the decision to end the show, which wrapped its second and final season last month, at a press conference today. While Brand X is canceled, FX hopes to stay in business with Russell Brand. They're currently developing a scripted Curb Your Enthusiasm-esque sitcom based around Brand, so don't freak out about this just yet, Brand fans. The network is sticking with  their other late night talk show, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, which will begin airing nightly this fall on FX's new all-comedy network FXX.

NBC Cancels Half of Its Comedies

After announcing today that they've picked up three new comedies for the fall and renewed Parks and Recreation for a sixth season, NBC officially canceled four of its current sitcoms: freshman series Guys with Kids and 1600 Penn and sophomores Up All Night and Whitney. Up All Night was as good as canceled anyway after Christina Applegate quit and Will Arnett began taking other work following the abandoned retooling of the series, but NBC only officially confirmed the cancellation today. The network has yet to announce a decision on the fate of Community, Go On, and The New Normal, but ratings have been low for all three [...]

HBO Cancels 'Family Tree' and 'Hello Ladies'

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 Renews 'Wilfred' for a Fourth and Final Season

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 [...]

USA Is in Talks to Pick Up 'Happy Endings' But a Deal Is Unlikely

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 [...]

'Futurama' Gets Canceled Again

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 [...]

W. Kamau Bell Says Goodbye to 'Totally Biased'

On Wednesday, FXX canceled its late night talk show, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell in the middle of its second season. The final show was aired/taped yesterday, with guest Jim Norton returning and reflecting on one of the show's most memorable moments, his debate over rape jokes with Jezebel blogger Lindy West.

Bell wrote a great piece on his blog, called "So… That Happened," addressing the cancelation. Here are some excerpts from the post:

The show was canceled. I’m not canceled. 99.999% of stand-up comics don’t get this far. If I’m really lucky, what we did onTotally Biased will be remembered long after it stops airing. Heck, my [...]

Bo Burnham Says 'Zach Stone' Is Pretty Much Canceled

Comedian Bo Burnham revealed via Twitter yesterday that his MTV show is more or less done for. The show, Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, is a sitcom that stars Burnham as the title character, a high school grad who foregoes college to turn his life into a reality show. "The final three episodes of Zach Stone will be airing THIS WEEK," Burnham tweeted. He added:

"For those asking, MTV airing the final 3 [episodes] this week, 2 on Saturday, is most certainly a sign that they won't order a second season. I am very grateful for and proud of the 12 episodes we're were allowed to make. [...]

ABC Cancels 'Happy Endings'; Will USA Save the Show?

ABC announced Friday evening that they've canceled their critically-acclaimed sitcom Happy Endings after three seasons. After being given a late premiere by the network in a super competitive comedy timeslot at the start of the season, Happy Endings saw its ratings drop. The network put the show on hiatus a few months later before burning off the rest of the season on Friday nights, a timeslot that TV people have long called the "Friday night death slot."

Just because ABC has canceled the show doesn't mean this is the end yet. Reports began coming in last month that the USA network may be interested in picking up the [...]

James Van Der Beek Says 'Don't Trust the B' Has "Basically Been Canceled"

ABC's second-year sitcom Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 has been in trouble ever since the network put it up in a late October premiere on Tuesday nights last fall, paired with Happy Endings up against stiff competition from NBC and Fox's comedy blocks. Now, one of the show's stars, James Van Der Beek says it's pretty much canceled. Van Der Beek wrote on Twitter, "Sad to say ABC has pulled #Apt23 and will not be airing the 8 remaining episodes any time soon. Translation: we've basically been cancelled." ABC will back-to-back new episodes of Happy Endings in Don't Trust the B's slot until handing the hour over to Dancing with [...]