Survivor’s Remorse was cancelled after four seasons last year, but the pro-basketball comedy was given a “real shot” with enough closure, according to Starz boss Chris Albrecht.
Speaking to the press, he said of the show’s run and ultimate cancellation, per Deadline:
“We love Survivor’s Remorse, we’re very proud of the show. I think there was some closure. It’s difficult in premium to manage the kind of glidepaths or choices that you used to be able to. It’s pretty competitive out there, and I think the show spoke to a lot of really important issues and I’m not sure there was a lot more to say.”
Despite the abrupt ending, Albrecht suggested the show didn’t break out enough to warrant a 2018 renewal:
“We gave the show a real shot to kind of break out in the way you want a show to break out after the fourth season. Having said that, I think everybody left feeling they had accomplished good work.”
On “Survivor’s Remorse,” Albrecht suggested that audiences care less about closure than we sometimes think they do. Or something like that. #TCA18
— Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint) January 12, 2018
“It’s difficult in premium to manage the glide-paths that you used to be able to. It’s pretty competitive out there.” – Albrecht on the ending of Survivors Remorse. #TCA18
— Meghan O'Keefe (@megsokay) January 12, 2018
Are you disappointed at the cancellation of Survivor’s Remorse Season 5? Was the show cancelled at the right time?