Pop TV is ending three of its series, including two that were previously renewed for additional seasons.
The ViacomCBS network decided not to move forward with the second seasons of “Flack” and “Florida Girls,” (both had been picked up for sophomore runs within the last few months), and is scuttling plans for “Best Intentions,” which was picked up to series last summer.
“Flack” was renewed for season 2 last August and had even set a premiere date for March 13. “Florida Girls” was picked up for a second season last October. All three series came from outside studios and will be free to shop their series elsewhere.
“Best Intentions” — from “American Pie” writer Adam Herz — centers around Andy Banks, a kind-hearted, painfully awkward single father who is the guidance counselor at the high school his son Nate attends. Andy’s never-ending hapless efforts to woo Katie Baxter, a teacher at the school, drag Katie headfirst into her own personal misadventures.
Variety first reported the news.
Last week, Pop TV was hit with layoffs amid ongoing integration into parent company ViacomCBS. A representative for the cable channel did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on how many employees are being laid off, but an individual with knowledge of the situation tells TheWrap these cuts are a portion of around 100 layoffs expected to hit ViacomCBS as a whole this week. It is unclear what percentage of the layoffs are made up of Pop TV staff.