Netflix has canceled the comedy, Lady Dynamite, after two seasons and 20 episodes, the Hollywood Reporter writes.
The show starred comedienne Maria Bamford as a fictionalized version of herself, a bi-polar comic seeking to reestablish herself in Los Angeles.
Lady Dynamite was a hit with the critics with season one receiving a score of 94 out of a possible 100 at RottenTomatoes.com, which tracks critical reviews. Thirty-two of 34 critics surveyed by the site said they liked season one.
“Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite is a vibrant, subversive, sweet, meta-fictional ride – but also a courageous, boundary-busting and ultimately deep portrayal of a troubled psyche,” the site states, summarizing the reviews.
Season two of Lady Dynamite scored a perfect 100 at RottenTomatoes.com with 14 of 14 critics saying they liked the show.
Netflix did not offer a reason for the show’s cancellation, but Bamford has openly discussed the difficulty of producing a series with a bi-polar disorder.
In related news, ABC earlier this month canceled The Mayor, the rookie comedy starring Brandon Micheal Hall as a rapper who becomes mayor of his California hometown.
— Phillip Swann