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TruTV has canceled its scripted comedy I’m Sorry, citing circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic.
The cancellation comes despite the WarnerMedia cable network having picked up a third season in June 2019. Created by and starring Andrea Savage, I’m Sorry had been about two weeks into production on season three before the pandemic shut down production in March.
“Due to circumstances created by COVID, we unfortunately cannot move forward with production on the third season of I’m Sorry,” a TruTV spokesperson said. “We admire Andrea Savage’s irreverent voice and fresh take on parenthood and are so proud of the show she and her cast and crew created. She was a great partner for many years and we truly wish everyone well.”
Said Savage, “We are heartbroken. This has been my second baby for almost five years. While I wish people would be able to see the wonderful 10 episodes we wrote this season, I am so proud of the show we created. It is exactly the show I wanted to make and am devastated it’s not continuing. I also want to thank all of our fans for supporting us so incredibly over these past few years. We couldn’t have done it without you!”
In a statement on social media, Savage further said all of season three had been written and some episodes were “partially shot.”
“We are all still in shock and don’t have all the answers,” she wrote, adding a pitch for someone to revive the series: “If anyone is looking for a show that has 10 eps already written and ready to go, you know where to find us.”
The cancellation also comes amid a major restructuring at WarnerMedia Entertainment: HBO chief Casey Bloys took control of TruTV and sister networks TBS and TNT, along with streamer HBO Max, in a reorganization that saw Bob Greenblatt, chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and direct to consumer, and Kevin Reilly, chief content officer at HBO Max and president of the three cablers, exit the conglomerate.
The cancellation of I’m Sorry leaves TruTV with two scripted shows — workplace comedy Tacoma FD and variety/sketch show At Home With Amy Sedaris — alongside a number of unscripted shows.
I’m Sorry is not the first show to have a renewal rescinded due to the COVID-19 crisis. Last week Netflix canceled YA shows The Society and I Am Not Okay With This, both of which had previously been picked up for second seasons, and also blamed “circumstances created by COVID.” Sources said the uncertainty of production restarts and unexpected budget increases related to the pandemic played a part in the decision.
See Savage’s full Twitter post on the cancellation below.
1/6 It is with the saddest heart that I have to report this but @TBSNetwork @trutv has decided to shut down season 3 of #imsorrytv mid production. Posting a series of videos to help give context. Love u guys! Thanks for always supporting our little show that could. 💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/GoSTSDhBDS
— Andrea Savage (@andreasavage) August 26, 2020
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