Comedy Central’s ‘Ugly Americans’ Cancelled
As Comedy Central prepares to launch the final (ish) season of ‘Futurama‘ on June 19, we’ve learned another animated series of the cable network has officially gone gentle into that good night. After two seasons, the animated horror-comedy ‘Ugly Americans’ has officially closed up shop, but will producers find another avenue with which to continue the series, like ‘Futurama’ before it?
Though it had been a long time since news of the program’s fate had been spoken of, Comedy Central’s ‘Ugly Americans’ has officially joined the ranks of 2013’s cancelled series, according to producers on the show’s Facebook page. The series ran for 31 episodes across two seasons, and featured a wealth of celebrity guest stars in its brief time on the air.
As you might have gathered by now, Comedy Central did not renew us for a 3rd season. The reason this notice is coming so late is that, in spite of lukewarm ratings, the network did everything in their power to keep the show alive by trying to find outside financing. We came very close but unfortunately some legal technicalities kept any deals from going through.
We are exploring our options, even ones that don’t include traditional TV episodes, such as original web shorts or even a graphic novel. We love this universe and the characters and we want to keep them alive (or undead) for you in any way we can. We the producers would continue to make the show without a paycheck to ourselves, but unfortunately animation and all the aspects of TV production are rather expensive.
Well, what say you? Are you disappointed to learn of ‘Ugly Americans’ ultimate cancellation, or did the surrealist comedy have it coming? Leave your obituaries for Mark, Randall, Leonard, Callie, Grimes and the gang in the comments!