Let’s start out by saying this — there’s no wonder why a show called I Feel Bad could not make it passed its first season. This horrible name is standing tall somewhere along with ‘I Feel Terrible’ and ‘Life Is Bad’. It’s no wonder that NBC’s comedy show barely managed to hold its ratings and was down to 2.5 million viewers by the end of its first season. The show centers around Emet, a mother, boss and wife who has to contend with her various faults and personality defects.
I Feel Bad was rated 5.9 out of 10 on IMDb and received very polarized reviews from viewers, calling it either “not funny at all” and “a waste of time” or “my favorite new show”, depending on who you ask. The show stars Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein, Aisling Bea, Zach Cherry, Johnny Pemberton, and James Buckley, and can be watched on NBC.com and Amazon Prime.
The Rain is a Danish post-apocalyptic show that premiered on Netflix in mid-2018, and is currently scheduled for its third and final season. This original Netflix series is set around the premise that a virus carried by rainfall wiped out almost all of humanity, with the story revolving around a group of Danish survivors trying to find safety and perhaps even a cure.
The Rain was shot in Denmark and Sweden, with a current total of 14 episodes (final total is expected to be 21 episodes). The show received mixed reviews from fans, mostly referring to it as "not the best but not horrible". It was not so well received, which makes it a surprise that the streaming service chose to continue it for a third season.
Lucifer hit the ground running when it originally premiered on Fox in January 25, 2016. The show's main character, Lucifer, is based on a DC Comics character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg, from Gaiman's iconic 'The Sandman' graphic novel series. Lucifer is centered around Lucifer Morningstar, played by Tom Ellis, who is none other than the devil himself. Lucifer has decided to abandon hell and run a nightclub in Los Angeles, as well as become a consultant to the LAPD.
Lucifer was originally cancelled by Fox after just three seasons, but was resurrected by Netflix just a month later, who ordered two more seasons of the show. Lucifer was quite a controversial show, with the American Family Association launching a petition to stop the show from airing that received over 130,000 signatures. Needless to say, the boycott didn't work. Ironically, this was also attempted by the same organization almost three decades ago when they tried to boycott the Sandman graphic novels which the character is based on.
Despite having one huge cliffhanger ending, Grand Hotel has been officially canceled by ABC in October 2019, after just one season. The show starred a variety of Spanish actors, such as Demián Bichir, Roselyn Sanchez and Denyse Tontz, but it didn't spark enough attention, even though it was co-produced by the wonderful Eva Longoria.
The show centered around the lives of people working at a family-run hotel in Miami Beach, but it seems people weren't interested enough in the idea to tune in weekly. Grand Hotel managed to attract just under 2.8 million total viewers every week.
I Love You, America
There aren't many mainstream comedians in Hollywood that are more controversial and offensive than the popular Sarah Silverman. The comedian practically built her career on offensive jokes addressing social taboos and controversial topics, such as racism, sexism, religion and politics. When Hulu offered the comedian a late night talk show, people were quite skeptical that it would have a long future, and they were quite right.
I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman debuted on Hulu in October 12, 2017, and got axed after just 21 episodes. It was received with positive reviews initially, but found itself losing affinity from viewers as the show continued. Hulu said goodbye to the show with the subscription service’s chief Craig Erwich commenting: “We’re proud of what Sarah Silverman did on ‘I Love You, America.’ I think the show grew creatively between Season 1 and Season 2. It didn’t acquire a large enough audience despite the critical acclaim.”