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Cult Favorite Series Canceled

Nov 27, 2019  •  Post A Comment

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.”

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