Amazon has just cancelled three of its shows

With rumours now linking it to an acquisition of Lionsgate, Amazon has opted not to carry on with a trio of its original comedy series. This is reportedly as part of a drive by Amazon to move away from more niche shows, and presumably head towards the mainstream.

The shows that have been culled are I Love Dick (starring Kevin Bacon), One Mississippi and Jean Claude Van Johnson (starring Jean-Claude Van Damme). None of the shows flopped per se, but clearly none did enough to persuade Amazon to carry on with them.

Instead, it’s focusing on projects such as its mega-budget Lord Of The Rings TV series, that it’s already ordered two seasons of.