Comedy Central won’t renew show for fourth season
Comedy Central announced on Wednesday that it will not pick up "The Sarah Silverman Program" for a fourth season, ending the acid-tongued comedian’s run at three.
The show barely made it that far. After season two, Comedy Central wanted to cut Silverman’s budget, and producers nearly walked away before striking a deal with Logo, according to the New York Times.
The show debuted in February 2007, attracting 1.8 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic — a big premiere for the network at the time, according TV Squad.
Meanwhile, some of the cast expected it to be axed.
Here’s what Brian Posehn said last month:
“We felt that kind of going in. Just because it was so tough to get them to give us the money to do the third season, we had to jump through so many hoops… I feel like we’re lucky to have done what we’ve done, and I would be very happy to come back and do a season four. But I’d also be completely surprised if it happened.”
After rumors of her show’s impending cancellation recently surfaced, fans created a Twitter campaign to save it, but failed. (Silverman is no Betty White.)
Earlier this month, Comedy Central announced its 2010-2011 slate, including lots of sex, stoners, "Saturday Night Live" alums — and an animated Jesus.
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