Showtime Cancels Tara - It’s the end of the United States of Tara comedy as Showtime cancels the fourth season of the series. The third season of the show will be the last. The cable channel has renewed fellow comedy ‘Nurse Jackie’ for a fourth season.
Tara follows Collette as a suburban mom and wife who struggles with her multiple personalities. The show, which is executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Diablo Cody, got Collette an Emmy. However, the series has been shedding viewers since its premiere.
Variety reports the series has been averaging 326,000 viewers after its original Monday broadcast and 1.9 million viewers when repeats, DVR playback and on-demand service is counted. It’s a decent number for a cable show, but it’s 30 percent lower than the show did last season.
‘Tara’ creator Diablo Cody issued a statement via Twitter: “TARA got canned, everyone. I feel sick, but proud. Each season got better. Best/nicest cast & CREW ever. Toni=God. Thank YOU for watching!”
‘Nurse Jackie’ has suffered in the ratings department, but not as drastically as ‘Tara.’ Its first-run numbers have bounced between 400,000 and 600,00 viewers, but the series averages 2.8 million weekly viewers when DVR playback, on-demand and reruns are factored in. Star Edie Falco recently took home the Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy.
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