Fox has ended production on Us & Them, cutting the show's 13-episode order to the seven episodes already made. According to Deadline, the network "plans to air the produced episodes and has not canceled the series," but really that means the show is canceled. The show, which was based on the mega-hit BBC comedy Gavin & Stacey, stars Jason Ritter and Alexis Biedel as a couple in a long-distance relationship who must deal with merging their eccentric families. Kerri Kenney and Michael Ian Black played supporting roles as Biedel's mother and uncle.
It's the second early decision on a midseason show that Fox has made this year; the animated sitcom [...]
Comedy Central's animated series Ugly Americans is no more. The show's producers announced on the Ugly Americans Facebook today that the cable network has elected not to pick up the show, which follows an alternate version of New York City filled with horror and sci-fi creatures, for a third season. The producers wrote, "The reason this notice is coming so late is that, in spite of lukewarm ratings, the network did everything in their power to keep the show alive by trying to find outside financing. We came very close but unfortunately some legal technicalities kept any deals from going through." While Ugly Americans will no longer be [...]
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 [...]
It hasn't be a great July for Freddie Wills. ABC is taking Trust Us with Your Life off the air and replacing it with reruns of that hilarious comedy about people falling on their respective faces, Wipeout. Though ABC is owned by the prudish Mickey Mouse, it seems like this decision was mostly a ratings call. Trust Us was not doing too well. It seems like people either didn't like the idea of short-form improv games being incorporated into premise based long-form or, more likely, they didn't like all that long-form improv narrative getting in the way of Wayne Brady being a real silly head.
Variety is reporting that, after three seasons, HBO has decided to cancel The Life & Times of Tim. Created, written, directed, and starring Steve Dildarian, L&TOT focused on the awkward and uncomfortable life of a mid-20s New Yorker named Tim. It was like Girls in a way but animated and about a man named Tim.