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Comedy Central Cancels 'Sarah Silverman Program'

by Kim Potts, posted May 12th 2010 9:30AM
The first season of 'The Sarah Silverman Program' was hilarious. Ditto, for the most part, its over-the-top second season. But the third? Comedy Central had shifted the show from 10:30PM to midnight. And now, the series has been cancelled.

Deadline reports that the third season, which ended on April 15, will be the show's last, as the network has decided not to renew Silverman's comedy for a fourth season.

The decision shouldn't come as a major surprise to anyone, as season 3 almost didn't happen. Comedy Central had asked Silverman and company to cut the show's budget by more than 20 percent, and only after Comedy Central sister network Logo agreed to co-finance the series did 'Program' move forward.

And 'Sarah Silverman Program' co-star Brian Posehn told TV Squad last month that he thought the series would end after season 3. "... we felt that kind of going in. Just because it was so tough to get them to give us the money to do the third season, we had to jump through so many hoops," Posehn said. "I feel like we're lucky to have done what we've done, and I would be very happy to come back and do a season four. But I'd also be completely surprised if it happened."

Fans had also forged a minor Twitter campaign to save the show, which had featured guest stars like Ed Asner, Andy Samberg, Silverman's ex-boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel, Jon Hamm, Andy Richter and Zach Galifianakis, even though it seemed doomed when the network moved it from primetime to midnight midway through season 3. Comedy Central had also stopped showing repeats of the series after its initial Thursday-night airing.

Silverman earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the show last year, while 'The Sarah Silverman Program' had also earned nominations for a GLAAD Media Award and a Writers Guild of America Best New Series award.

Moving forward, Silverman already has a full workload. She's still promoting her new book, the New York Times bestseller 'The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee,' and she stars in the upcoming big-screen comedy 'Peep Show' with Michael C. Hall, Judy Greer and Rainn Wilson, as well as the dramedy 'Take This Waltz,' written and directed by actress Sarah Polley and co-starring Silverman, Seth Rogen and Michelle Williams.

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JOYCE

AMEN ! Good Riddance SARAH ! Tacky Biotch, how on earth did SHE ever get on TV, Anyway ???? Glad her show is GONE !

May 16 2010 at 7:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lolabull

I don't think Silverman could "dumb it down" any further TwentyXX, and all I was attempting to say was that she should try to appeal to the masses if she wants to be successful.....? Business 101 sir or madam. BUt instead, she like most liberal talkingheads went the way of Air America, nobody cares, nobody listens.

May 13 2010 at 8:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jeff

Sarah who? Silverman? She's funny? Really? When did this happen? Oh well. Just one more has-been, or more accurately, never-was, who got the hook at the right time. One more thing if " comments relevant to this blog " is the policy of AOL, crap like the post from this " guaiguaizjm " needs to go away. This is not a lonely-hearts club.

May 13 2010 at 6:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Maggie Reilley

Happenened to catch her on Bill Mayer last Fri. night. She was an IDIOT! Thinks that adopting a: her quote, " a mentally retarded child would be great, so she could out live her adopted child with special needs. She never used the special needs words, just the R. one! Does she think that is humor, the bedwetting bitch is SICK! I have twin boys with special needs and she is a total sick person. The 'R.' word is just as cruel as the 'N.' word ever was. My boys are beautiful, and I hope that unfunny, unhappy, insecure witch couldn't adopt any child.

May 13 2010 at 5:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Greg

Southpark, like The Simpsons stopped being funny a long time ago. It turned into preachy pap!

May 13 2010 at 5:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kevin

Everything about her is tired. She even looks tired of it all. Her recent appearance on Fallon was ..,well...,it just was. That college sophomore look is not serving her well at 39 years of age. Now that she has some free time maybe she could be on "What Not To Wear." After that she could become the new host of "My Life On The D-list."

May 13 2010 at 4:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mike davis

Sometimes funny, always gross ... still trying to figure her out -- in the meantime, still hoping for some pictures featuring HER RACK ... !

May 13 2010 at 4:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rick W.

Finally! I can't believe they gave her her own show to begin with. She's probably a very nice person, but she's just not anywhere near as funny as she thinks she is.

May 13 2010 at 1:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dave K

What I wanted to say is Sarah Silverman's shpow REALLY , REALLLLY SUCKED. I wonder who SHE sucked (Joe Franklin I thin kshe said lol) to even get on the air.....But last weeks FAMILY GUY "Brian and Stewie" was one heck of a Show. Loved it. Come On brian...EAT IT. EAT MY POO LOLOL

May 13 2010 at 12:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mike

I'm thrilled. I saw her the other night. She has a filthy mouth, feels sorry for herself, she isn't funny and she is too much of a stereotype.

May 12 2010 at 11:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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