Jim Carrey’s ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Canceled After 2 Seasons on Showtime

Series about ’70s L.A. stand-up scene starred Melissa Leo

Last Updated: September 28, 2018 @ 6:44 PM

Showtime has canceled the Jim Carrey-produced “I’m Dying Up Here” after two seasons, the network announced on Friday.

Set in the 1970s Los Angeles stand-up comedy community, the show’s last episode aired in July.

Based on the non-fiction book of the same name by William Knoedelseder, “I’m Dying Up Here” was created by Dave Flebotte, who also served as executive producer alongside Michael Aguilar, Christina Wayne, Cindy Chupack, Adam Davidson and Carrey.

Melissa Leo headlined the seres as the mentor at a comedy club to a group of comedians played by Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, RJ Cyler, Al Madrigal and Jake Lacy. Season 2 also featured recurring appearances by Jon Daly, Nicole Ari Parker, Xosha Roquemore, Stefania LaVie Owen and Brad Garrett.

The drama earned lukewarm reviews following its debut in 2017, and has struggled to gain traction in the ratings. The show’s most recent season averaged 178,000 same-day viewers across its 10-episode run.