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‘People of Earth’ Canceled as TBS Reverses Season 3 Renewal

Creator of alien abduction series, David Jenkins, says third season was written but will no longer go forward

TBS has reversed its decision to renew the third season of “People of Earth,” the alien abduction comedy from creator David Jenkins and executive producer Conan O’Brien.

“Just got word last night: TBS has canceled People of Earth. Thank you to everyone who was a fan of the show and enjoyed its gentle, amiable sci-fi weirdness. It was an honor sharing this show with you. Let’s do it again soon. Love you all,” Jenkins tweeted Friday.

The show was renewed for a third season in September and had already been written. Jenkins said in a subsequent tweet that those episodes will not be shot.

The comedy, produced by Warner Horizon Television, starred comedian and actor Wyatt Cenac as a journalist who joined a support group for alien abductees. Season 1 averaged 4.3 million total viewers across multiple platforms.

It’s not unheard of for a network to cancel a show after a season renewal. HBO renewed its drama “Vinyl” for a second season soon after the show’s premiere in 2016, only to cancel it three months later.

Cenac has an HBO late-night series, “Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas,” which was renewed in May for a second season.

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