truTV has cancelled The Chris Gethard Show after three seasons. The cabler has decided not to move forward with Season 4 of the comedy series:
In a Facebook post, Gethard claimed the decision to cancel was “mutual”:
The Chris Gethard Show is dead.
Long live The Chris Gethard Show.
It’s official! The Chris Gethard Show is canceled. Kaput. No more!
I write this with a strange mix of emotions: sadness, worry, uncertainty, but also pride, excitement, and relief. [..] It is not easy to say goodbye.
But some executives from truTV sat me down a few weeks after this most recent batch of episodes and said, “We’re getting the sense from your final speech, and from some of our behind the scenes conversations, that you might be done with this project.”
I told them they were right.
So, it’s a mutual decision. We were after all, the lowest rated show on the network, something that I take no small amount of pride in. Anyone who knows me knows – if I’m not going to be number one, I see no sense in being number four, or number six. Let’s live on the extremes, either way. Point being, though, that it’s not like they were clamoring to have it back without changes. It was a fair and necessary conversation.
“If we moved forward, I don’t know that the episodes would have been totally ours anymore, and I know for a fact our dedicated fans would not want that,” he said. “There’s no way around it – despite how proud I am of every episode we’ve done, it wasn’t getting numbers. I don’t know why. We were always a little too weird, or a little too ahead of our time.”