“SMILF” Canceled By Showtime

Frankie Shaw, Anna Chanel Reimer, and Alexandra Mary Reimer in SMILF
Frankie Shaw, Anna Chanel Reimer, and Alexandra Mary Reimer in "SMILF"

Showtime’s comedy series SMILF will not have a third season. 

The series, which is currently in its second season, will continue to air its remaining episodes and will end with its season two finale at the end of the month. 

The decision to suspend the show follows allegations of misconduct made against series creator and star Frankie Shaw. Shaw has an overall deal with ABC Studios, to which an ABC Studios spokesperson said, “Frankie Shaw’s overall deal with ABC Studios has been suspended without pay while we review our options,”

“After weighing a variety of factors, Showtime has decided that SMILF will not move forward for a third season. The remainder of the second season will continue to air as scheduled on Showtime through its series finale on March 31. We remain extremely proud of the two seasons of SMILF, and thank Frankie Shaw for her singular voice and unique creation, as well as the dozens of writers, producers, actors, directors and crew members both in Los Angeles and on location in Boston, who contributed to this exceptional series.”

But it looks like Shaw is keeping calm and positive telling Entertainment Tonight, “I can’t express how much I’ve loved making this show, how much I love the cast and crew and appreciate Showtime and ABC as creative partners.”

SMILF premiered in 2017 and earned a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes for its first season.