‘Black Monday,’ ‘Work in Progress’ Canceled at Showtime

Showtime has canceled its comedies Black Monday and Work in Progress.

Work in Progress showrunner Lilly Wachowski noted that show’s end on  Twitter Thursday, writing that “Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I got the extremely disappointing news from the execs at Showtime that Work in Progress was not going to be picked up for a third season. It was a major bummer.”

In the case of Black Monday, cast member Paul Scheer announced on his Twitch program Thursdays With Rob and Paul that the show will not return for a fourth season. Both cancellations have been confirmed by Showtime, and come on the heels of American Rust’s cancellation earlier this week.

With the cancellations of Black Monday and Work in Progress, Showtime now has only three half-hour scripted series: Back to Life, Flatbush Misdemeanors and the upcoming The Curse, starring Emma Stone, and I Love That for You, featuring Saturday Night Live veteran Vanessa Bayer.

The Wall Street-set Black Monday is a Showtime and Sony Pictures TV co-production, with creators and showrunners Caspe and Cahan executive producing alongside Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Cheadle.

Work in Progress is about a self-identified overweight, queer dyke (McEnany) who was just getting her head above water when the pandemic and a family emergency drove her into unknown terrain. Other cast members include Celeste Pechous, Armand Fields, Karin Anglin, Bruce Jarchow, Theo Germaine, and Julia Sweeney. McEnany and Wachowski’s executive produce alongside Circle of Confusion’s Lawrence Mattis and Josh Adler, Jax Media’s Tony Hernandez, and Sweeney. The series was created by McEnany and Tim Mason.

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