It looks like Florida Girls is headed for early retirement. The Pop TV comedy series was renewed for a second season back in October but now, the cable channel has cancelled its plans to bring the series back.
Florida Girls comes from creator Laura Chinn, who also stars with Melanie Field, Laci Mosley, and Patty Guggenheim. It centers on four women who get slapped in the face by their lackluster lives when their one driven friend leaves town in pursuit of her dreams. Shelby (Chinn), Kaitlin (Field), Jayla (Mosley), and Erica (Guggenheim) make quite the motley crew. Still, they stick together as they try to handle whatever life throws at them, while they eke out their existence.
The first season of Florida Girls averaged a 0.03 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 69,000 viewers.
Variety reports that Pop has decided to pair down its original programming and informed studios that it wouldn’t be moving ahead with new seasons of Flack, Best Intentions, and Florida Girls. Production on two of the shows was expected to begin soon and season two of Flack had already been completed and scheduled. The respective studios will be free to shop the cancelled programs elsewhere.
“Our content strategy isn’t about spending more,” ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish said during a ViacomCBS earnings call. “It’s about better aligning the combined company spending with growth potential and maximizing the value of our content, IP and franchises across our now larger asset base.”
What do you think? Did you watch the first season of Florida Girls on Pop? Should it have been cancelled? Will you watch season two if it’s ever produced?