Netflix can be pretty brutal sometimes. Such is the case today as it was announced they have officially canceled both the Joel McHale and the Michelle Wolf talk shows.
The two unscripted entries — The Break With Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale — were both only on the streaming service for a matter of months (the former premiered in May and the latter in February) before executives at the company decided to not bring them back for additional seasons.
Despite lots of buzz (not all of which good) after her controversial turn as this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner host, Wolf’s late-night entry failed to garner the kind of viewership that warrants a second season at the streaming giant. The same can be said for McHale’s Soup-esque talk show.
Maybe talk shows just aren’t Netflix’s thing. They just can’t seem to figure out the correct formula for this type of programming.