Hulu has announced the cancelation of Sarah Silverman’s show I Love You, America after one season.
- According to Deadline, the streaming platform has axed the Emmy-nominated show.
- I Love You, America “aired” a total of 21 episodes as part of a two-part freshman season.
- The show included a mix of comedy sketches (like one parodying Walt Disney World’s Hall of Presidents attraction) as well as segments that took Blue Stater Silverman into Red State territory for conversations with real people.
- These elements were referenced in Hulu’s official synopsis of the show that read, “With monologues about this very moment coming from her personal point of view, this show aims to venture out of our echo chambers and connect unlike-minded people. The show reunites ourselves with compassion and empathy without missing a comedic beat.”
- In 2018, the program was nominated for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series at the Emmys.
- This marks the latest streaming attempt at a talk show to get the boot, with Hulu rival Netflix canceling efforts such as Chelsea and The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale after short runs.
- Disney fans will of course recognize Silverman as the voice of Vanellope von Schweetz in Wreck-it Ralph and Ralph Breaks the Internet.
What they’re saying:
- Funny or Die, producers of I Love You, America: “We are so proud of I Love You, America and congratulate Sarah, the producers and the entire team for engaging thoughtful conversation and showcasing such diverse points of view every week. Whether it was connecting with firemen in Mineola, Texas over ‘pooping their pants’ stories, or going on a blind date with a conservative lobbyist in D.C., Sarah’s commitment was boundless and there is nothing more to say than “we lerve you” to the whole crew.
- Sarah Silverman (in a tweet): “Well, Hulu cancelled I LOVE YOU AMERICA and we’re all pretty damn heartbroken … So in traditional twitter funeral style, I’ll be RTing the love”