The comedy will not be back for Season 3 after all.
June 9, 2018
It looks like People of Earth will not be returning for its long-awaited third season after all. Series creator David Jenkins posted a message on Twitter letting his followers known that TBS has cancelled the alien abductee comedy, reversing its renewal from last fall.
The reason behind the cable network's change of heart is not known, though it is curious. The original decision on a third season came towards the end of Season 2, meaning TBS already had enough ratings information to assess whether a renewal was warranted. Also, writing for Season 3 is already complete, so significant work on the next season had been put in for quite some time.
People of Earth premiered in 2016 and got off to a strong start during its freshman run, ranking as one of the Top 10 new cable comedies of the year among adults 18-49. Viewership has dipped slightly during Season 2, but its numbers remained relatively close to the previous year.
The series follows a journalist who starts investigating an alien abductee support group. His initial skepticism subsides after digging deeper into their bizarre claims, to the point where he realizes that there may be evidence of his own alien abduction.
06/16/18 at 06:48pm
Boo - love, love, love this show. Clever and original. I'll really miss it. :(
06/13/18 at 08:28pm
Well they finished writing season 3, which means someone will most likely pick this up, or at least do a 2 hour finale.
I never saw the show, but for my friends who have, it's been all positive feedback and today's news is generating a lot of buzz.
I could be 100% wrong, but with decent ratings, lots of buzz, 8+ episodes written.. I think it'll happen.
06/13/18 at 03:26pm
I suspect this has to do with conflicts with Wyatt Cenac’s other show Problem Areas. I also doubt Samantha Bee is “laughing all the way to the bank” either. They worked together for 4 years on The Daily Show
06/13/18 at 08:20am
This is really bad! I've been anticipating a Season 3. At least send it out, with maybe a finale movie?
06/12/18 at 11:55am
It's gotten to the point that we no longer watch many new shows. We wait to see how they do because we've grown tired of having to try every new piece of crap they put out to find one or two you like and then having it pulled anyways. We now wait until a few years go by and then binge watch them on Hulu or Netflix. Maybe that's the problem, the future audience is not taken into account.
Anyways, I liked this show from the start and never missed an episode. Too bad.
06/11/18 at 03:25pm
What a shame. A wonderful, quirky little show that was extremely creative and well written with great characters. If not done well this show would have been a loser from the start. Too bad producers of quality shows like this are not rewarded for taking the risks they do; I guess that explains all the mediocre drivel we get.
06/11/18 at 10:01am
All you people ranting about Sam B are Feckless C***s. :) You know darn well if Trump use the term you'd be fine with it. In fact.. he has used the term.. and others when publicly speaking.. get over yourselves.
06/11/18 at 08:05am
Yes, this show was FUN and I'll miss it, but stop with the left right political BS, it's about the money stupid! Good casts cost a lot! Plenty of space on the schedule. The bean counters won again, geez people get a life, alien or otherwise.
06/11/18 at 07:29am
A lot of shows I was watching have now been cancelled. This happens every year. Not sure why I invest my time in these network's offerings, if they are just going to cancel them with little, or no reason, but keep other shows on that are pure garbage. At least I won't be wasting as much time watching TV this Fall.
06/11/18 at 05:24am
They probably need to make room in their schedule for shows with angry, biter liberals so they can make ad-hominem attacks against the first lady and President.
I guess TBS thinks we are all a bunch of mouth breathing rubes.
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