New talk shows The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale and The Break with Michelle Wolf have both already been axed by the Netflix streaming service.
It seems Netflix just isn’t the right avenue for new talk shows…
As reported by The Verge, the popular streaming service has made some serious changes to its lineup of original talk shows. Two of their new programs, both of which debuted this year, have already gotten the boot and won’t be making it to a second season. It’s a surprising move, as both shows were well received by those watching the shows, but perhaps there just weren’t enough people watching.
The Break With Michelle Wolf is one of the two shows to get axed. Wolf previously worked as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, and was hoping to spearhead her own uncensored series on Netflix. The show will wrap after just ten episodes, which aired weekly on the network.
The other big name to be pulled is The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale. As the former host of E!’s The Soup for many years, this new show gave Joel a chance to do what he did before but without network censorship. It was a funny new series, but apparently, it wasn’t pulling in the numbers Netflix was hoping for.
McHale and Wolf join Chelsea Handler, who saw her own series on Netflix end after just two seasons last year. Fortunately for David Letterman, however, his series still remains, but its future isn’t exactly certain. Netflix doesn’t release the viewership numbers for any of their original series, meaning it’s impossible to say how well any of these particular shows are doing.
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