TBS has renewed Conan for several years but The Pete Holmes Show hasn’t been as fortunate. The cable channel has cancelled the late-night talk show after two seasons.
The series will end its run after 80 episodes on June 18th. Pete Holmes debuted in 2013 with a seven week run and was then renewed for a second season of 13 weeks in 2014.
In a statement, TBS said, “We recognize Pete as one of the most relevant comedians working today. We loved the show and gave it two chances. We just couldn’t draw the audience needed to justify a third round. We hope we’ll get to work with him again.”
On his Facebook page, Holmes wrote, “Sadly, The Pete Holmes Show has not been renewed for more episodes… I just want to let everyone know that while the news isn’t what I was hoping for, my main takeaway from this entire wonderful experience is extreme gratitude. We got to make eighty (eight-zero! Sometimes filming as many as 19 in ten days!) episodes and I am extremely proud of each and every one of them. I talked to and worked with my heroes. I met incredible athletes and filmmakers. I shook hands regularly with a puppet. I got to work everyday in a magical chocolate factory of joy side by side with some of my best friends laughing and being silly all day. And then I got to share it with our fans. It was an absolute dream come true.”
What do you think? Did you like The Pete Holmes Show? Are you sorry that it won’t be back for a third season?