After 21 episodes and an Emmy nomination this past fall, a series that its creator once referred to as “Mister Rogers for adults,” has been canceled by Hulu. The program is comedian Sarah Silverman’s “I Love You America,” reports The Hollywood Reporter.
“Silverman, the series’ creator and host, made the announcement via her prolific Twitter feed Wednesday morning,” writes Lacey Rose for THR, continuing, “The variety-talk series, a mix of monologue, interviews and field segments designed to unite a politically fragmented country, debuted in late 2017 and released 21 episodes as part of its bifurcated first season.
“The news comes on the heels of rival Netflix canceling [last August] its recent string of late-night efforts from comics Michelle Wolf and Joel McHale. The moves have called into question the streaming community’s ability to crack the topical format, a challenge in part because viewers come as they please to episodes that are often designed to feel timely.”