A talk show has been canceled after just a single season on cable. Announcing the cancellation of Syfy’s “The Wil Wheaton Project” on his blog was the show’s star, actor Wil Wheaton.
The cancellation comes after a 12-episode run for the program over the summer.
The show provided a look at pop culture from a geek’s viewpoint. Wheaton, known for his role as Wesley Crusher on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” wrote that he received a phone call from an unnamed Syfy executive, who broke the news.
“He assured me that it wasn’t the quality of the show. He told me again and again how much he loved it, how funny he thought it was, how much he liked me, how much he wanted to find other things to do together,” Wheaton wrote.
He added: “Ultimately, he told me, the executives in New York just didn’t think we had enough viewers to justify more episodes. I didn’t say anything about the total lack of promotion off the network, or point out that our ratings were on par with ‘The Soup,’ or that ratings are always lower in summer than the fall.”
Wheaton also wrote: “I thanked him for the call, thanked him for the opportunity to do a show that Syfy had never tried before, and sincerely thanked him for all his creative support.”
He added: “Oh, and let me just stop this before it starts: we nerds have a penchant for letter-writing campaigns and stuff to try and save shows we like. Please don’t do that here. It’s not going to happen, and we should instead put that energy into something else, like getting #butts to trend.”