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Freshman series have the lowest chance of renewal at Hulu and Showtime, an analysis by TheWrap reveals

Two months into 2023 and almost three years into a TV landscape upturned by the pandemic, it’s impossible not to notice the sudden rush of shows getting axed after their first or second seasons.

Streamers and networks alike seem to have gotten ruthless, sometimes even reversing decisions to renew a series. That happened at least five times across the last two years, giving show creators and fans alike jitters.

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