3:15pm PT by Rick Porter
'Hoops' Canceled After Single Season on Netflix
Netflix has canceled its animated comedy Hoops after a single season.
The cancellation comes about three and a half months after the show's Aug. 21 premiere. The streamer, as it does with all its programming, weighs costs versus the size of a show's audience in considering whether to renew or cancel.
Ben Hoffman (The Late Late Show With James Corden) created Hoops, which follows a struggling high school basketball coach (Jake Johnson) who dreams of moving up to the NBA. The cast also includes Ron Funches, Natasha Leggero, Cleo King, Rob Riggle and A.D. Miles.
The show received largely negative reviews, with The Hollywood Reporter's Daniel Fienberg calling it a "disappointment given [its] pedigree," which also includes executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Netflix doesn't regularly release viewing data for its series. Hoops spent about 10 days in the streamer's top 10 list in the United States shortly after its release.
Hoops, from Disney's 20th Television, becomes the latest Netflix series to end after a single season, joining Away, Tuca & Bertie, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Soundtrack and Messiah, among others, along with the COVID-related cancellations of I Am Not Okay With This and The Society after they were initially renewed for second seasons.
Variety first reported the news.