12:55pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
FX Comedy 'Married' Canceled
FX is breaking up with Married.
The cable network has canceled the comedy after two seasons, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Creator Andrew Gurland confirmed the news Monday on Twitter:
— andrew gurland (@andrewgurland) October 26, 2015
Co-starring Judy Greer, the comedy was picked up for a second season based on network brass' faith in the creative. FX president John Landgraf said his formula for renewal was based on ratings, creative and critical feedback, with the network having the ability to overturn a two-thirds vote.
The series underwent a bit of a creative reboot this season when co-star Jenny Slate reduced her role to recurring as she eyed her own leading role in a comedy pilot at the network. The creative changes — including new jobs for Faxon and Greer's married couple — did little to move the needle and the series' recently concluded second run ranked as the lowest-rated FX series so far this year and down from last year.
For FX, the decision to drop Married comes as the cabler has a comedy slate that also includes Zach Galifianakis' Baskets, its newly ordered Donald Glover half-hour Atlanta as well as Pamela Adlon entry Better Things all due next year, as well as sophomore comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and veteran Louie. On the pilot side, it has the Slate comedy, Bill Burr's Pariah and animated Bigfoot as well as its Tracy Morgan comedy that remains on hold. Younger-skewing cable network FXX also has It's Always Sunny, Man Seeking Woman, You're the Worst and animated duo Archer as well as Cassius & Clay.