Almost a year after its first season ended, it’s finally been confirmed that “I Love That for You” won’t be getting a second season on Showtime. The comedy series starring Vanessa Bayer and Molly Shannon has been cancelled, TheWrap has confirmed.
However, according to a person familiar with the matter, the network won’t stand in the way if the show’s producers sell it to other networks or streamers.
“I LOVE THIS FOR YOU” has ended its run on Showtime. We want to thank Vanessa, Jeremy and Jessi and the incredible cast and crew for their hard work and wish them all the best in the future,” the channel said through a spokesman.
In the series, which premiered May 1, 2022, Bayer stars as Joanna Gold, a woman who, like her idol Jackie (Shannon), gets her dream job as a shopping channel anchor, but has to resort to a big lie – she has cancer – to avoid being fired.
Now, Joanna had cancer as a child but is now cancer free, and living with the lie is taking its toll, even as her life takes off with her new job. Bayer teamed up with Shannon and Jenifer Lewis, a former Saturday Night Live cast member, to produce Black-ish, which plays the disapproving founder and CEO of the popular home shopping network.
Other series regulars include Paul James as Jordan, a charming but dry stage manager; Ayden Mayeri as Beth Ann, an ambitious, insecure hostess; Matt Rogers as Darcy, Patricia’s insinuating right-hand man; and Punam Patel as Beena, an unlikely backstage producer. Guest stars as Johnno Wilson Perry, host of a popular cooking show.