Showtime’s SMILF has been cancelled.
ABC Studios has pulled the plug on the quirky comedy following misconduct allegations made against series creator and star, Frankie Shaw.
The series, which is currently in its second season, will air its remaining episodes, ending with the season two finale at the end of the month.
According to multiple outlets, ABC, who has inked an overall deal with Shaw, has also decided to suspend her contract. An ABC Studios spokesperson said in a statement, “Frankie Shaw’s overall deal with ABC Studios has been suspended without pay while we review our options.”
Following the decision not to renew the series for a third season, Showtime released a statement that read, “After weighing a variety of factors, Showtime has decided that SMILF will not move forward for a third season. The remainder of the second season will continue to air as scheduled on Showtime through its series finale on March 31. We remain extremely proud of the two seasons of SMILF, and thank Frankie Shaw for her singular voice and unique creation, as well as the dozens of writers, producers, actors, directors and crew members both in Los Angeles and on location in Boston, who contributed to this exceptional series.”
SMILF premiered in 2017 and was a breakout hit earning a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes for its first season.