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, Patton Oswalt, 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.