“I’m Dying Up Here” Canceled After Two Seasons

Ari Graynor, Stephen Guarino, Andrew Santino, and Erik Griffin in "I'm Dying Up Here"

Showtime confirmed the cancellation Friday evening. 

The network has pulled the plug on I’m Dying Up Here after only two seasons due to low ratings. 

Based on the non-fiction book of the same name by William Knoedelseder and executive produced by Jim Carrey, the show followed a fictionalized group of stand up comedians in LA in the ‘70s.  

According to The Hollywood Reporter the how was never ratings hit, with Season 1 averaging fewer than 150,000 viewers, making it one of the network’s lowest-rated series. Season 2 boasted higher numbers after being paired with a higher-rated show but is still only averaged 180,000 viewers.

Oscar winner Melissa Leo, who played the comedy club owner, Ari Graynor, Clark Duke, Michael Angarano, RJ Cyler, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, Al Madrigal and Jake Lacy also starred in I’m Dying Up Here. Jon Daly, Nicole Ari Parker, Xosha Roquemore, Stefania LaVie Owen and Brad Garrett rounded out the cast.

Carrey will continue doing business with Showtime starring and serving as exec producer on the new series Kidding. 

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