Showtime Cancels “White Famous” After One Season

Showtime’s White Famous is coming to an end after only one season.

The network has decided not to continue with a second season of the half-hour comedy series. The decision to pull the plug is most likely due to the series’ low viewership numbers, drawing a small audience of 2 million viewers on all platforms.

The star of the show, Saturday Night Live’s alum Jay Pharaoh, played an African-American comedian named Floyd Mooney struggling to maintain his core audience while also striving to crossover and becoming “white famous.” This series premiered to mixed reviews but as the episodes continued to air, they mostly received negative reviews.

Created by Roland Buddy and Chris Spencer, produced by Lionsgate TV with Jamie Fox among its executive producers – who even made several appearances on the show as did other well-known comedians –White Famous had an 8 episode run.