1:32pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Hulu's 'Please Like Me' Ending With Season 4
It's the end of the road for Please Like Me.
Creator and star Josh Thomas announced Thursday that his Pivot-turned-Hulu comedy will not return for a fifth season.
"We have decided Season 4 #PleaseLikeMe is the last. I've loved making this show for you all so much. Thank you," he wrote on Twitter, with a note thanking viewers and the show's cast, crew and producers.
The Australian comedy moved to the U.S. and aired its first three seasons on the now-defunct Pivot. Following that network's demise, streamer Hulu swooped in and aired the show's fourth season.
The decision comes less than a month after Hulu paneled Please Like Me for reporters at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour.
"I really liked Pivot," Thomas told reporters in January. "Obviously, starting a cable channel four years ago was not a great decision. … They had such noble intentions."
Hulu head of content Craig Erwich told The Hollywood Reporter it was a natural fit to move Please Like Me to Hulu for season four. “There are certain shows that we have that fall under a unique set of circumstances, like Nashville, [The Mindy Project] and Please Like Me, where we have the past seasons. So we know that there's a passionate and sizable fan base of our subscribers. So when the opportunity comes up to keep them satisfied and happy, we jump at it. It's not about rescuing a show that's canceled. We were already a home for it, so it's kind of making sure there's no orphan seasons, keeping it all together."
Erwich at the time said a fifth season was “potentially” something he was open to doing: "I wouldn't rule it out. Let's see how season four goes, what the fans think of it and how it is, and then also where the producers [want it to go], but it's certainly always an option.”
Added co-star Emily Barclay about the show's future: “I would be surprised if this was the end of Please Like Me, whether it was a different form or incarnation. I don't know what that means or what that would look like,” she says. “Maybe that's wishful thinking. But it doesn't feel to me like that's the end of the show.”
Read Thomas' full note, below.