The workplace comedy will not return for a third season.
June 16, 2023
It is being reported that NBC has cancelled American Auto after two seasons. The news comes two months after the workplace comedy wrapped its 13-episode sophomore run.
It was just a week ago that the network also cancelled 'Grand Crew' and 'Young Rock' after their second and third seasons respectively. Going into 2023-2024, the only carry-over comedies on NBC will be 'Night Court' and 'Lopez vs Lopez,' both going into Season 2.
American Auto takes place at an automotive company in Detroit, where corporate executives are doing their best to adapt to the changing times or be left in the dust. A new CEO has been brought in to shake things up, but her leadership and experience is slightly offset by her complete lack of knowledge about cars. Thankfully her team has some of the best minds in the industry - when they aren't fighting or trying to outwit each other.
06/22/23 at 01:26pm
It did improve slightly in season 2.. but it still wasn't great.
All these "sitcoms" seem to be written for the actors and production company... they aren't written for an audience. Often there's a CLEAR sense that all you are seeing is series of "inside jokes" that may be slightly humorous, but still somewhat unclear. There's only the rare line or two that actually works.
Season 2.. it was...
"look they are filming!"
"No that can't be us, there's some fat guy. Wait! Is that me? Am I the fat guy??"
Everything else was mundane.
Props to Harriet Dyer though - she's got a spot-on American accent down pat.
06/19/23 at 04:06pm
It's a shame that this show wasn't renewed. The show was getting better as it went along. Season 2 was really funny and entertaining.
06/18/23 at 04:26pm
Kind of odd this one wasn’t picked up by Peacock like A.P. Bio was. It was a fun show, not the greatest, but in the current lineup of tv shows it was at least watchable. Night Court adjust isn’t good. I tried 3 episodes and just meh. At least NBC is giving the creator another show in the upcoming lineup, it won’t all be laugh track junk.
06/17/23 at 04:00pm
I agree it's witty and its satirizations were regularly well done. I plan to watch the second season, most of which I haven't yet seen. The reason I wrote that two seasons is enough is I would expect it will be repeating stories by that time and it otherwise would be hard not to drop off. I'd rather remember it for being good. They seem to be doing a good job in making fun of every relevant topic.
06/17/23 at 03:12pm
Too bad I really liked this show. The writing was witty and intelligent.
06/17/23 at 01:47pm
I agree with floridAL. I enjoyed this more than Night Court. No laugh track!! I thought it might be safe since they cancelled Young Rock and Grand Crew, but it appears as if they’re cleaning house. What they’re replacing it with better be good!
06/17/23 at 11:42am
The writing on this show was witty and intelligent. I'm sure most of the lines raced right by many viewers without the capacity for processing rapid-fire jokes. This is one of the few shows without a laugh track and I heard myself laughing a lot especially the episode about "Young Designers". Ana Gasteyer is one of the best comedic actresses around. I will really miss this show and it's sarcastic sense of humor. It should have been given another season.
06/17/23 at 09:09am
I thought it was a good show despite creator Justin Spitzer only retaining Jon Barinholtz from the "Superstore" cast as a regular. It was a great concept for a show, though.
06/17/23 at 08:09am
Kind of surprised about this. I haven’t seen the show yet, but I had always heard good things and I thought it was doing well. NBC is really getting their comedy schedule.
06/17/23 at 02:33am
"the only carry-over comedies on NBC will be 'Night Court' and 'Lopez vs Lopez,' both going into Season 2"
Just a general comment. Sitcoms are dead. It's not just NBC, CBS and ABC have cut back as well. Fox never had much going on with sitcoms, but even they are cutting back. I don't know what happened to the economics that made cancelling them the best choice, but the world has changed.
Sitcoms were one of the original art forms of broadcast TV, going back to the '50s. Often they were horrible, but there were times when they dominated water cooler conversation and everybody would talk about them.
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