‘Black Monday’ & ‘Work In Progress’ Wouldn’t Return For New Seasons: WHY

Black Monday– Dark Comedy Series

American historical dark comedy television series, Black Monday created by Jordan Cahan and David Caspe. So, the first season premiered in 2019 on January 20 on Showtime. Its star cast includes- Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Casey Wilson and Paul Scheer. It revolved around Black Monday, the day when US international stock market crashed in 1987. The series came back in March 2020 with its season two. Makers renewed the series and premiered the third season on May 23, 2021.

On Thursday at Rob and Paul Twitch Show, Paul Scheer shared the saddest news he received for the fourth season. Likewise, Black Monday, cast member Paul said that the series wouldn’t return for its fourth season.

“We can confirm that Black Monday will not be moving forward with the fourth season”, Showtime said in a statement. “Don Cheadle, Regina Hall, Andrew Rannells, Paul Scheer and Casey Wilson led a fantastic cast. And we are grateful to Jordan Cahan, David Caspe and all who worked on the show for three hilarious seasons”.

Work In Progress Ends Up Too

American comedy-drama series, Work In Progress created by Abby McEnany and Tim Mason. The first season premiered in 2019 on December 8 on Showtime. It is written and produced by McEnany, Mason and Lilly Wachowski. The series stars McEnany in a semi-autobiographical role, it also has Karin Anglin, Julia Sweeney, Theo Germaine and Celeste Pechous.

On Thursday, Work In Progress maker Lilly Wachowski took to her Twitter to share the saddest news she received. Likewise, she noted, “Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I got the extremely disappointing news from the execs at Showtime that Work in Progress was not going to be picked up for a third season. It was a major bummer”.

Lilly also shared that contracts for the cast were up after season two, which would have meant negotiating new and higher deals for the actors. “So the network was probably running the numbers,” she mentioned. “And even though a show like ours, super contained, entirely shot on location in Chicago with mostly local talent, the bottom line did not work for them compared to our viewership, which could be optimistically defined as discerning/niche. We were told it went down from season 1 to season 2”.

So, Showtime has confirmed both shows cancellations. Also, following on the heels of American Rust’s end earlier in the week.

Mashfak Qureshi is an entertainment journalist, who brings facts and knowledge in the simplest form and believes in questioning.

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