FX has cancelled their mockumentary comedy series The Comedians after one season of 13 episodes.
The Comedians stars Billy Crystal as a comedy legend who’s reluctantly paired with edgy up-and-coming star Josh Gad for a late night sketch comedy show. Egos and generations soon collide on The Billy & Josh Show — much to the dismay of the show’s crew. The rest of the cast includes Stephnie Weir, Matt Oberg, Megan Ferguson, and Dana Delany.
The series debuted on April 9th to small ratings — a 0.37 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 878,000 viewers. The numbers dropped much lower as the season progressed and the finale, which aired at the end of June, drew a 0.13 rating with 306,000.
Showrunner Ben Wexler broke the news of the cancellation and wrote, “#TheComedians is cancelled at FX. I could not be more proud of the work we all did.”
The stars of the show had these comments:
To fans of The Comedians thanks for your support. I am so proud of the work we did and of all the people we did it with. #don'tgetit
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) July 23, 2015
Thank you all for your kind words re: #TheComedians. It was only one season. But in the pantheon of one season shows I've done, it was a gem
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) July 23, 2015
What do you think? Did you like The Comedians TV show? Should it have been renewed for a second season or, did FX make the right call in cancelling it?