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‘Ziwe’ canceled as Showtime orders Mandy Patinkin comedy ‘Seasoned’


The Chris McCarthy era on Showtime has claimed another victim.

The premium cable network, which was added to the Paramount Global exec’s purview last year, has canceled the late night talk show See after two seasons. In addition, Showtime has made decisions on two of the three comedy pilots, placing a series order on the Mandy Patinkin family comedy series. Seasoned when passing on The wood. What’s more, the original movie Robbery 88 starring Courtney B. Vance, has moved from Paramount+ to Showtime.

The changes come as McCarthy has identified three distinct programming groups for his vision of Showtime, which is being renamed Paramount+ With Showtime in an effort to better align the streamer and the linear network: franchises, diverse cultures, and antiheroes.

As part of McCarthy’s Showtime review, the exec who also oversees linear networks Paramount, MTV, Comedy Central and more, integrated the cable company’s exec team with MTV Studios as programming co-head Jana Winograde departed and her partner in crime, Gary Levine, shifted to an advisory role.

McCarthy has since cast off a number of Showtime series, including Ripley (sold to Netflix), Three Women (moved to Starz) and this week the pricey one King Shaka (which is shopped). He’s also canceled nearly every bubble show on the network The L word: generation Q, let the right one in And American gigolo everyone grab the axe. Ziwe, which recently wrapped up its second season was also on the bubble. All that’s left is comedy I love that for you which could buck the trend and earn a second season renewal.

McCarthy also announced that his version of Showtime will feature spin-offs set in the world of Right And billions, of The Chi even Yellow jackets they are rumored to be getting the franchise treatment which has worked well Yellowstone.

Seasoned was ordered to fly before McCarthy oversaw Showtime. The series is inspired by the life and relationship of the former Native country star Patinkin and his wife, Kathryn Grody, and co-created by the couple’s son, Gideon Grody-Patinkin, and Ewen Wright.

The wood, who has passed was also readied for McCarthy’s arrival and followed a group of black friends in Inglewood, California.

With the cancellation of Ziwe, Showtime is officially out of the nighttime space. The funicular Desus & Mero wrapped up last year after the duo split.

THR sibling site deadline came first with the news.

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