4:27pm PT by Rick Porter
Constance Wu Becomes Meme for New, Returning Series Celebrations
The second Friday in May is typically Red Wedding-level event for broadcast TV shows on the bubble. It was no different this year, with nearly a dozen series getting canceled.
And per usual, stars and producers of those shows took to social media to express their disappointment at the cancellations and gratitude to fans of their shows.
What was different was that in the wake of Fresh Off the Boat star Constance Wu seemingly expressing anger at her ABC comedy's renewal, several actors and creators riffed on her initial Twitter reaction — "Fucking hell" — after their series were renewed or picked up.
Wu later explained she was upset that she'd have to give up another project, but the since-deleted initial tweet is reaching meme status.
For instance, The Orville creator and star Seth MacFarlane, which is getting a third season on Fox:
Oh fucking goddamn hell fuckfuckdickshit! https://t.co/9sB3UgUze0— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) May 12, 2019
Sam Lerner of The Goldbergs, which was renewed for season seven:
Ugh god dammit fucking hell. So upset right now. https://t.co/Xp5jQZJEbr— Sam Lerner (@SammyLerner) May 11, 2019
Allison Tolman, starring in drama Emergence, which was piloted at NBC but will air on ABC:
And Joel Kim Booster of NBC's new comedy Sunnyside:
Fucking hell. We have a trailer! I’m literally crying! We also have a time slot! Thursday nights at 9:30PM. Ugh. Fuck. I’m so lucky. Happy Mother’s Day. pic.twitter.com/sYJWe63uwh— Joel Kim Booster (@ihatejoelkim) May 12, 2019
Of course, it's not all jokes. Scott Foley, who starred in ABC's canceled Whiskey Cavalier, and wife Marika Dominczyk (who guest-starred on the show), shared a heartfelt video after hearing the news:
A post shared by Scott Foley (@scottkfoley) on
Bill Lawrence, one of the show's executive producers, also shared his thoughts on the show's demise.
#WhiskeyCavalier is unfortunately over. I actually did have an investment in the show and the people. I’m sad. I’m grateful for the chance.— Bill Lawrence (@VDOOZER) May 12, 2019
Speechless stars Minnie Driver and Micah Fowler thanked those who watched their ABC show for three years:
Well now listen. Speechless has been cancelled and it feels rather sad. However, I truly believe we have left this conversation about family, disability and love in a better place than we found it. I love all the people I worked with on it, and all of you who loved our show too x— Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) May 10, 2019
Thank you to all the fans, cast and crew who made this show so special. It was the greatest three years of my life. I hope we changed the world a little bit. I am so honored I got to do this. #Speechless #heartbroken#Thebestfans https://t.co/V9bpfyOFRb— Micah Fowler (@micahdfowler) May 10, 2019
Vicki Lawrence urged fans of The Cool Kids to tune in for what would be the show's last episode:
Colin Hanks reminded viewers that while Life in Pieces is ending, it still has a number of episodes to go.
Never really a bright side to getting cancelled but...on the plus side though, CBS still has episodes to air. Quite a few in fact. So there's still some laughs to be had. Hope you enjoy them. And thanks again #LifeInPieces— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) May 10, 2019
This is true. For eternity https://t.co/PQT7hr6yIU— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) May 10, 2019
Star's Ryan Destiny also thanked the Fox drama's fans.
To the fans, we love you. pic.twitter.com/q30zaGg5JL— RYAN DESTINY (@RyanDestiny) May 11, 2019
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