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SHOWTIME has stunned viewers, announcing the cancelation of a fan-favorite series after just one season.
In an even more shocking twist, however, it appears that the show might find a second life on a new network.
I Love That for You has been canceled at Showtime, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The show was co-created by Saturday Night Live alum Vanessa Bayer about her experience with childhood leukemia.
It ran for just one season and was one of the only remaining scripted shows still on the premium service’s roster from before a major overhaul of executives.
It was well-received by audiences when it premiered in May 2022.
Fans waited nearly a full year to get any word about its fate.
A Showtime spokesperson said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter: “I Love That For You has completed its run on Showtime. We want to thank Vanessa, Jeremy [Beiler, co-creator] and Jessi [Klein, EP], along with the incredible cast and crew for their hard work and wish them the best going forward.”
I Love That for You is expected to be shopped by producers AnnaPurna, the outlet reported.
Back in December, star Matt Rogers revealed that there had been an effort to get the show renewed.
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He said at the time that a second season had been written, according to Deadline.
I Love That For You stars Vanessa, Jeremy, Molly Shannon, Paul James, Ayden Mayeri, Punam Patel, Jenifer Lewis, and more.
For some time, I Love That For You was the only comedy in Showtime’s lineup.
The subscription network then picked up Neil Patrick Harris’ show Uncoupled, which originally premiered on Netflix.
Netflix canceled the show but it was saved by Showtime.
Fans should not expect to see a new season of the show anytime soon, however.
HOLD THE PHONE
Neil recently admitted that he’s waiting for more information from Showtime about Uncoupled.
The show is currently on pause, leaving it in limbo.
The actor appeared on The View on June 2 alongside his husband David Burtka to chat about their new show, Drag Me to Dinner.
The show is all about drag queens throwing over-the-top themed dinner parties.
In the middle of their interview, The View panelist Alyssa Farah Griffin asked about his Showtime series.
“I have to ask,” she said. “Uncoupled is my favorite show. I’m so excited to talk about it.”
“What can you tell us about the new season?”
Neil explained: “Well, we got picked up for season two. We’ll be on Showtime.”
“Very exciting. We were going to start filming it in the beginning of July, but the writer’s strike is happening, so everything is sort of on pause.”
He continued: “Go writers. Writers strong. So, we’re just going to wait and see. Hopefully, it will play itself out.”
“Hopefully, we can start filming in warm weather. We filmed season two in cold weather and it’s less fun to have dating shows where you’re walking down Central Park and you’re freezing and shivering.”
Neil ended: “It’s more fun in a tanktop.”
THE CHOPPING BLOCK
Showtime has been on a cancellation spree as of late.
In April, the network announced that beloved late-night talk show Ziwe would not be returning for season three.
The talk show was hosted and executive produced by comedian Ziwe Fumudoh.
Showtime also decided to not pick up the pilot for the comedy The Wood.
However, the premium network did give the go-ahead for the Mandy Patinkin family comedy, Seasoned.
The outlet reported: “The changes come as [Chris] McCarthy has identified three different programming groups for his vision of Showtime, which is being rebranded as Paramount+ With Showtime in a bid to better align the streamer and linear network: franchises, diverse cultures and anti-heroes.”
With the cancellation of Ziwe, Showtime does not have any late-night shows left on the network.
Showtime has also since canceled Let the Right One In, American Gigolo, and The L Word: Generation Q.