Today, Starz announced that The Girlfriend Experience had been renewed. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the channel’s Now Apocalypse series. The low-rated show has been cancelled and won’t be returning for a second season.
A surreal comedy, Now Apocalypse stars Avan Jogia, Kelli Berglund, Beau Mirchoff, and Roxanne Mesquida. The story centers on Ulysses (Jogia) and friends Carly (Berglund), Ford (Mirchoff), and Severine (Mesquida). In one way or another, each of them is in pursuit of fame, love, and sex, as they try to make their way in Los Angeles. Amidst all of their romantic pursuits, Uly starts to have dreams which strike him as premonitions that something dark and dangerous is really going on — or maybe he’s just smoking too much pot.
The first season of Now Apocalypse averaged a 0.02 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 89,000 viewers. It’s the lowest-rated of Starz scripted TV shows.
The news of the cancellation came at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, from Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch. He said, “Now Apocalypse is a great show, as we all know it’s been a really good experiment, but we have made the decision not to bring it back.”
The first season of 10 episodes wrapped on May 12th.
What do you think? Did you watch the Now Apocalypse TV show on Starz? Would you have watched a second season of this comedy series?