Netflix is cleaning house when it comes to its comedy shows, cancelling not one, but four.
The streamer has decided to pull the plug on four original comedy series: The Crew and Country Comfort, both over after only one season, and Mr. Iglesias and Bonding, meeting their end after two.
Kevin James’ most recent comedy series, The Crew failed to raise much of a spark and was met with poor reviews (a 38% on Rotten Tomatoes). The Katherine McPhee and Eddie Cibrian-starring Country Comfort fared just a little better on the critical end (50% RT), although a one and done season suggests the viewing numbers simply weren’t there. Despite some warmer reviews, there also wasn’t enough audience traction to keep Gabriel Iglesias sitcom Mr. Iglesias and S & M comedy Bonding past two seasons. As usual, Netflix hasn’t released viewership figures.
Nevertheless, as reported by Deadline, Netflix still has more in the works with a number of these creatives. James has signed a development deal with Netflix for a single-camera comedy series that he’ll both star in and produce. Bonding creator Rightor Doyle also has a development deal with the streamer, while Iglesias has a third stand-up special with Netflix that he’ll be filming later in the year.
Netflix has hit a few speed humps when it comes to launching comedy shows, despite early success with comedy series such as Grace and Frankie, Fuller House and The Ranch. Other comedy cancellations at Netflix include Disjointed, Merry Happy Whatever, All About the Washingtons, and No Good Nick.