Campus Ladies: Oxygen Drops Sitcom

Campus Ladies on OxygenJoan Beamin and Barri Martin, the main characters of Campus Ladies, may have a good time going back to school but their series won’t be returning to the Oxygen channel. The sitcom has been cancelled after two seasons.

Campus Ladies followed the exploits of two 40-something women who enrolled in college and tried to fit in with their younger classmates. Much of the show’s dialogue was improvised which isn’t surprising considering most of the cast are veterans of the respected Groundlings improv group. Guest actors on the series included Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), Paul Reubens (Pee-wee’s Playhouse), Fred Willard (Roseanne), Sean Hayes (Will & Grace), and Maya Rudolph (City of Angels).

Ladies was co-produced by Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Cheryl Hines and starred Christen Sussin and Carrie Aizley who also co-created the series. The sitcom has run for two seasons and a total of 20 episodes on Oxygen. Its understood that the series was cancelled because season two’s ratings were lower than the freshman year’s — likely due in large part to a drastic timeslot switch to 11pm on Tuesdays.

On his website, series co-star Amir Talai is philosophical about the cancellation and says, “We had a surprising number of fans given that Oxygen almost willfully sabotaged the show. But that too is in the past, and we will move on from that as well. Here too, I have made some friendships and connections that will last for a long time. And for fans of the show, you might be happy to know that Derek [Carter] (Mr. Drew) and I are actually very good friends in real life as well, and the cancellation of the show hasn’t changed that. And BTW, Campus Ladies is definitely coming out on DVD, but I don’t know when.” Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

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  1. Justin says

    GIVE ME MY LADIES ( and the cute guys…) back!!! Even if you dont put it back on air,@ least…AT LEAST give us dvds! even if you dont put any special features on in! Hell, that animated show Daria just came out on dvd to good sales so…get on it!!!!!

  2. says

    PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE give us our LADIES!! How can the UN-funniest shows (think 2 1/2 men for crying out loud!) survive AND THRIVE (think Emmy noms!), when one of the MOST HILARIOUS SHOWS ever produced–CAMPUS LADIES–gets canceled and can’t even be found on DVD!! It’s a disgrace! This show was such a gem…friends and I, who lived in different states, would call each other and “watch” the show together! Why didn’t you give it a fighting chance?

    CAMPUS LADIES! CAMPUS LADIES! “What do we WANT?!”, “CAMPUS LADIES”…”When do we want it?!”, “NOW!”



  3. sara says

    Please, please bring back Campus Ladies!!
    It was the most brilliant and hilarious show that I have ever seen!!
    What in the world was Oxygen thinking by canceling the show?
    Are idiots the decision makers at Oxygen?

    Please bring Campus Ladies back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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