10:46am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Andy Daly's 'Review' to End With Abbreviated Final Season on Comedy Central (Exclusive)
Comedy Central's Review is coming to a close.
The Viacom-owned cable network is poised to pick up Andy Daly vehicle Review for a limited third season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Sources say the decision to wrap the comedy series in which Daly stars as Forrest MacNeil, a professional critic who reviews real-life experiences was a joint one between the actor-creator-producer and the network. The move will allow Daly — and his Forrest — to properly provide closure for the series. The decision comes as Daly is currently fielding comedy pilot offers from the broadcast networks.
An episode count has not yet been determined, but insiders say Review will concluded with a minimum of three installments that could either air over three weeks/three nights or as an all-in-one movie-type event. Comedy Central declined comment.
Season one of the critical darling consisted of nine half-hours, while the order for its sophomore run was upped to 10. Never a hit with viewers — THR critic Daniel Fienberg called Review "the best show you're not watching" and named it among his best of 2015 — the freshman season averaged 484,000 total viewers, while the second run slipped to 258,000 total viewers.
Review was based on the Australian series Review With Myles Barlow. Daly starred alongside Megan Stevenson, Jessica St. Clair, Fred Willard and James Urbaniak. Daly also served as the narrator and created the mockumentary/black comedy alongside Charlie Siskel.
Daly is repped by UTA and Principato Young.