The 70s dramedy will not return for Season 3.
September 28, 2018
It is being reported that Showtime has cancelled I'm Dying Up Here after two seasons. The dramedy ended its run back in July after a total of 20 episodes. Never a big ratings draw, its viewership in Season 2 did improve on its freshman numbers.
Set in the early days of L.A.'s standup comedy scene in the 1970s, I'm Dying Up Here follows a group of up-and-coming comics vying for their chance to perform at Goldie's, the most-popular standup club in Los Angeles. But to do so they will have to brave the pain of sharing their innermost thoughts and darkest secrets in the name of getting a laugh, while trying to win over the club's ruthless owner, who rules the Sunset Strip.
11/01/18 at 10:03pm
Hey Cosmic, your insightful description of the show was spot-on, and I’m glad you shared it. I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Hey vendetta, guess what: Women are characters on TV that 100% of us care about! That’s especially true on I’m Dying Up Here, or were you not actually watching the show? You attacked a true fan for no reason. 99% of people on this site just want to talk about our shows, not read about your ignorance and prejudice.
10/09/18 at 05:35am
Hey cosmic the show got cancelled for low ratings not because the CEO of showtime isn't woke.so take your social justice BS some place else.99% of people who watch tv just want great stories with characters we care about that's it.not forced diversity and your sjw agenda
10/06/18 at 10:50am
Showtime quit renewing the stupid shows and cancelling the smart shows. Smart people like to watch TV too! Bring it back please!
10/02/18 at 06:29am
@Michael - If it was just a conflict with Garrett''s schedule, they could have killed him off several different ways. Heart attack, suicide, Vegas mob hit. It would be good for a 3 episode arc and he wouldn't even have to appear.
Too bad it is done. The first couple of episodes were uneven, but it got much better and season 2 was very good.
10/01/18 at 11:34am
Noooo! One of my favorites on Showtime. I like the setting in 70s L.A. and the woke-ness of the scripts around women as both entrepreneurs and artists, as well as the issue of ethnic diversity. The comedy is sharp and the laughs are real. Hope some network with an awakened CEO picks up this quality show.
09/30/18 at 10:44am
I love this show and have since ep.1. I was looking forward to another season. Season 2 did wrap up some story lines, but there is so much meat left on the bone for a season 3. If it is cancelled it's too bad. It was good TV.
09/30/18 at 01:00am
this sucks !!!!!!!
09/29/18 at 08:35am
Hell. I loved this show. Not happy it's no longer Benny Time.
09/29/18 at 06:47am
I thought the second season was better but I am not surprised it’s coming back
09/29/18 at 06:29am
I liked this show a lot. Brad Garrett's character was maybe the reason the second season got more eyeballs than the first, but I think it might also be the reason for the cancellation. Whether he just wants to stay on "Single Parents" or his storyline on this show was just an awful injection into what the show premise started on... we'll never know.