A TV series that became a cult favorite in a couple of different incarnations has been canceled. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Netflix pulled the plug on “Mystery Science Theater 3000” after a two-season run.
The show was resurrected by the streaming service in 2017 following almost a two-decade absence. The original version of the show began on local Minneapolis station KTMA-TV in 1988 before the series went on to a 10 season national run on Comedy Central (originally as The Comedy Channel) and Sci-Fi. That version of the show wrapped in 1999.
“Host Jonah Ray revealed that the revival would not be returning to the streaming giant for a third season,” THR reports. “Netflix confirmed that the series has been canceled following its two-season run.”
Ray is quoted writing in a Twitter thread that name-checks other canceled Netflix shows: “So, Netflix decided to not do another season of MST3K. We are off to Get Down in Lilyhammer while the OA helps us take it One Day at a Time. We will be in group therapy with Tuca & Bertie, Jessica Jones & Lady Dynamite. The sessions will be run by Gypsy (w/ Naomi Watts.)”
THR adds: “‘MST3000’ was created by Joel Hodgson, who spearheaded a record-setting Kickstarter campaign to help land the show at Netflix in July 2016. Shout Factory acquired the rights to the cult hit in November 2015 and teamed with Hodgson for a new incarnation of the cult favorite.”
So, Netflix decided to not do another season of MST3K. We are off to Get Down in Lilyhammer while the OA helps us take it One Day At A Time. We will be in group therapy with Tuca & Bertie, Jessica Jones, & Lady Dynamite. The sessions will be run by Gypsy (w/ Naomi Watts.) thread pic.twitter.com/ZONkUxUlFb
— JONAH RAY RODRIGUES (@jonahray) November 26, 2019