No Season 3 for the cable comedy.
March 8, 2019
It is being reported that Showtime has cancelled SMILF after two seasons. The news does not come as a complete surprise, considering the recent controversy involving series creator and star Frankie Shaw.
It was late last year that Shaw made headlines after on-set misconduct claims were made against her. The allegations included unprofessional behavior and inappropriately handled sex scenes as showrunner. Shaw has since addressed the claims in interviews on late night television, taking responsibility for her actions and chalking it up to a learning experience. It was too little too late, however, as the show's fate was likely already sealed at that point.
Based on Shaw's 2015 Sundance Film Festival short film of the same name, SMILF follows a single mother in her twenties searching for a happy work-life balance. Shaw plays Bridgette, whose desires for relationships and a career are at odds with with the realities of young motherhood. Shaw also writes and directs on the series.
The cable network is planning to finish airing the comedy's second season in-full, with the series finale scheduled for March 31.
03/16/19 at 12:46pm
I've watched since it's premier. I like the show and was happy to have it DVR'd to watch Mondays. It had it's moments of funny. Sorry to see it go.
03/11/19 at 01:51pm
I gave up when they actually made an episode with Frankie moaning in pain for one entire episode. Sure it was due to labor and child birth, but geezzz... did they even listen to the episode.. ti's 30 minutes of pain-moans. Season 2 has sucked anyway... no humor whatsoever other than flaming hot cheetos and masturbation.. which was what.. episode 1 of season 2?
03/10/19 at 09:05am
Not surprised at all...the first had enough funny moments to keep me interested but season 2 has disappointed big time, not even sure I’m still watching it.
03/10/19 at 07:46am
I agree that this show went downhill after the first season. I am not shocked with the cancellation.
03/09/19 at 09:20am
I love Tutu.
03/09/19 at 07:31am
First season started out OK. Got worse. Second season is poor. I can't stand Tutu, and the relationship with Rafi was ill defined and inconsistent. Show wasn't cut due to ratings, but rather Frankie's behavior.
03/08/19 at 10:11pm
Sad to see it go because i liked the first season! This second season has just been ok! So I’m kinda shocked but not really!
03/08/19 at 08:37pm
No big surprise here. This show was bad the first season, and completely unwatchable season 2.