After four seasons on the air, the sitcom Raising Hope has been canceled by the Fox network. The network announced today that the two-part series finale will air on Friday, April 4th, from 9 to 10pm. Starring Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, and Garret Dillahunt, Raising Hope follows a clueless 20something and his dysfunctional family raising his child from a one night stand. The show premiered in the fall of 2010 and has seen its ratings steadily declining season by season ever since, made all the worse by Fox moving the show to a Friday night death slot this past season.
By the time it finishes its run, Raising Hope [...]
At a performance at the New York Comedy Festival over the weekend, Anthony Jeselnik told the crowd that The Jeselnik Offensive has been canceled by Comedy Central. According to The Laugh Button, the comic said the show had already been canceled and wouldn't be returning for a third season, adding that he no particular future plans with Comedy Central.
Ratings for the weekly topical show had been slipping over the course its 18 episodes, and as the title suggests, the series was no stranger to controversy. It was also a great place to see comedians tell silly jokes about bears and legal rulings, and also for Eric [...]
British sitcom Peep Show will wrap up after the next year after its 9th season airs in 2014. In an interview with Chortle, Phil Clarke, head of comedy at the UK's Channel 4, said the show is "for sure" going to end. "We’re talking about Peep Show, how that’s going to be rounded off. The discussion is about how it’s going to conclude." The show, which premiered in 2003, has been critically beloved but never exceptionally successful in the UK ratings.
The show's creators, Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, have also created the Channel 4 sitcom Fresh Meat, while stars Robert Webb and David Mitchell have filmed a new show [...]
The Fox network pulled its critically-acclaimed but underwatched comedy Ben and Kate from the air last week, but now word has come in that the network has officially canceled the show. Fox has not said when the final two episodes will air. It's a huge bummer for fans of one of the year's best new shows, but Ben and Kate will now join the esteemed company of critically-acclaimed comedies like Arrested Development, Undeclared, and The Ben Stiller Show that Fox canceled to soon and will hopefully find a second life on DVD.
The IFC Network has made it a habit of rescuing critically-acclaimed but unjustly-cancelled comedies like Freaks and Geeks, Arrested Development, and The Ben Stiller Show by airing their reruns years after the fact, but it seems like IFC has now orphaned a one-season comedy of its own, the Kurt Braunohler-hosted game show spoof, Bunk. During an appearance on The Best Show on WFMU last night, Braunohler announced that the cable network has cancelled Bunk, which aired a 10-episode first (and now only) season this summer. On the bright side, if the show develops a cult following of passionate and devoted fans, IFC will probably start airing Bunk reruns for nostalgia's sake 10 [...]