The laughter has ended. Showtime has cancelled the I’m Dying Up Here TV show so there won’t be a third season. The dramedy series ran for two seasons and 20 total episodes.
A Showtime comedy-drama, I’m Dying Up Here stars Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, RJ Cyler, Al Madrigal, and Jon Daly. The story centers on the regular performers at Goldie’s comedy club, owned by Goldie Herschlag (Leo). She is as tough as it takes to be successful in this business, for the sake of her club and her comedians. While the first season focused on landing a big gig like Carson, season two explores what comes next.
The series launched in June 2017 and drew a tiny 0.03 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 167,000 viewers. The ratings perked up a bit over the course of the 10 episodes and the freshman year averaged a 0.04 rating with 143,000.
Despite the low ratings, I’m Dying Up Here was renewed for a second season and those episodes kicked off in May 2018. The demo was consistent with a 0.04 rating and viewership was up by 24%, averaging 178,000 viewers.
Though viewership improved, it was still very low and so, it’s no surprise that Showtime opted to pull the plug. The cable channel remains in business with two of the show’s executive producers, Jim Carrey and Michael Aguilar. They both executive produce Showtime’s Kidding series, which also stars Carrey.
What do you think? Did you like the I’m Dying Up Here TV show? Are you sorry that there won’t be a third season? Should this show have been cancelled?