Netflix Cancels Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite

Maria Bamford’s creative and very funny series Lady Dynamite will not get a third season at Netflix; the network has opted not to renew for a third season.

The series was created by Pam Brady and Mitch Hurwitz and starred Bamford in a semi-autobiographical role along with Fred Melamed, Mary Kay Place, Bridget Everett, Ana Gasteyer, and Mo Collins. Plenty of familiar faces in comedy showed up throughout the series including Judd Apatow, , Kurt Braunohler, Nicole Byer, Andy Samberg, Jenny Slate and the Lucas Brothers.

Also canceled this year by Netflix were other comedies headed by women- Hater Back Off was recently canceled, as was Chelsea Handler’s talk series. All three series ran for two seasons before getting the boot. Judd Apatow’s Love, which was starred Gillian Jacobs failed to score a fourth season pick up.

Too early to tell if there’s a pattern there. Netflix renewals in the comedy category this year included Big Mouth, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, BoJack Horseman, F is For Family, and GLOW.

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  1. Bamfordmorelikeblandford

    January 14, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Companies do not cancel things that make them money because the lead player has a vagina. They cancel things because they are unprofitable. And, in this case, annoying and unfunny.

  2. tripleogtim

    January 14, 2018 at 8:10 am

    I don’t think this is some vast anti-woman conspiracy by Netflix. Lady Dynamite was one of their few original series that I enjoyed.

  3. max_beta

    January 14, 2018 at 8:59 am

    One show was very weird & very creative, but for a limited audience, one was annoying youtube garbage, and one was an expensive big name phoning it in.

    Seems like anything but a pattern to me.