Kirstie: TV Land Sitcom Cancelled; No Season Two

Kirstie TV show on TV Land canceled, no season 2It’s one and done for Kirstie on TV Land reports Deadline. The cable channel has decided to cancel the Kirstie Alley vehicle after one season of 12 episodes.

Kirstie revolves around Tony-winning diva Madison Banks (Alley) who’s enjoyed years of unbridled hedonism, drinking, and sleeping her way up and down Broadway. Her life takes a surprising turn when she meets up with Arlo Barth (Eric Petersen), the son she gave up for adoption 26 years earlier. With the help and encouragement of her long-suffering assistant and best friend Thelma Katz (Rhea Pearlman) and her eccentric chauffeur Frank Baxter (Michael Richards), Maddie realizes that Arlo is a diamond in the rough and invites him to move into her swanky New York City apartment.

Despite touting a trio of veterans from legendary sitcoms — two from Cheers and one from Seinfeld — the series was neither a critical nor a ratings success. Possibly also playing into the decision to cancel was the fact that showrunner Marco Pennette had to leave at the end of the season for personal reasons and another would have had to be found to renew the series.

What do you think? Did you like the Kirstie sitcom? Should it have been cancelled or renewed for a second season instead?

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  1. Juan Garcia says

    I want KIRSTIE back! Why always good shows have to be cancelled and leave the crab on air? Is not about what you think cable channels, is what TV watchers wants, helloooooooooooooo!

  2. Jay North says

    It never fails. Never. If a new show comes along and I like it, it will be cancelled. What remains on TV is the crap that the television people in charge think that people like. Who are these people that decide what stays on or goes off on TV? Why don’t they ever call me to get my opinion? What’s next to be cancelled? Mom?? The Exes?? Hot In Cleveland?? Maybe if I pretend that I hate these shows, they’ll stay on TV.

  3. Richie says

    I can not believe Kirstie is not going to return for a second season –
    The show on my eyes was a hit and if TV Land isn’t going to air it for
    Another season – Then I’ll be done with TV Land all together
    – I have seen a lot worse shows and a lot more than one air on the damn channel
    I am very very disappointed

  4. Sonya says

    I am truly so saddened that Kirstie is canceled! I loved the show and thought it was hilarious! I am so pissed right now!

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