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Detroiters has reached the end of the line at Comedy Central.
The cabler has canceled the scripted series, co-created by and starring Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson, after two seasons. The duo starred as lifelong friends who run a small ad agency in the Motor City.
Season two of the show finished its run in August.
Richardson (Veep) revealed the cancellation on Twitter Tuesday: “Sadly, @Detroiters won’t be picked up for a third season on Comedy Central,” he wrote. “I want to thank everyone who watched and supported the show. It was a dream to make and I’m proud that those who did see it enjoyed it. Maybe it will find a home elsewhere, who knows? But truly, thank you.”
Detroiters follows the cancellation of Another Period at Comedy Central and comes as the network is refreshing its scripted slate somewhat. Linchpin Broad City begins its final season in January; Comedy Central recently picked up series from Awkwafina and Rory Scovel and will debut at least three new shows (The Other Two, South Side and Alternatino with Arturo Castro) in 2019.
“We talk about our core audience and our growth audience a lot. Our goal is to make shows that our core audience will love but that will also appeal to a growth audience,” Sarah Babineau, executive vp and co-head of talent and development, told The Hollywood Reporter. “The new shows…definitely all fit in that mold.”
Detroiters fell short on the “growth” part of the scale. Season two averaged just 268,000 viewers for initial airings, down 27 percent from its first season in early 2017. Its 0.14 rating among adults 18-49 was off by 32 percent.
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