Comedy Central pulls plug on ‘Detroiters’

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What? “Detroiters” cancelled

That comedy series born on the streets of the Motor City, “Detroiters” will not see a return for a third season on Comedy Central.   The reason given was slumping viewership.

A fan favorite and critically acclaimed by other comedians,  the show averaged about 366,000 viewers (or nearly 500,000 viewers with delayed viewing factored in), according to Comedy Central. Its second season, the average dropped to just over 270,000 viewers (or 354,000 including delayed), down 27 percent from its first season in early 2017.  Its 0.14 rating among adults 18-49 was off by 32 percent.

Set and filmed on the streets in Detroit, the show made references to Motor City landmarks, personalities, products, and sports teams, was  co-created by and starring Sam Richardson, who’s from Detroit,  and Tim Robinson, who grew up in Clarkston, who starred as lifelong friends who run a small ad agency in the Motor City.

The show wrapped its second and final season in August.

Richardson revealed the cancellation on Twitter Tuesday: “Sadly, @Detroiters won’t be picked up for a third season on Comedy Central,” he wrote.

“I want to thank everyone who watched and supported the show. It was a dream to make and I’m proud that those who did see it enjoyed it. Maybe it will find a home elsewhere, who knows? But truly, thank you.” 

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