Nobodies: Melissa McCarthy series cancelled after two seasons

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Nobodies, the Melissa McCarthy comedy series that originated in the States on the basic cable network TV Land, has been cancelled after two seasons.

When the first season of Nobodies did strong ratings, the second was moved over to the Paramount Network. But when that second season failed to do quite so well, it was pushed back to TV Land. And now, after that disappointing-in-ratings-terms second run, the decision has been made not to renew the series for a third season.

Deadline broke the news about the Nobodies cancellation, reporting that the show was dropped after failing to surpass the ratings success of TV Land’s other comedy series, Younger and Teachers.

Melissa McCarthy executive produced the series with Ben Falcone, and they both also made cameo appearances within it. Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras wrote and starred in the show, which centred on the fun concept of these three young talents attempting to snare a big Hollywood name to appear in their movie.

This concept opened the door for Extras-style guest spots for famous faces playing fictionalised versions of themselves, with Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, Stephanie Courtney, Nat Faxon, Cheryl Hines, Allison Janney, Annie Mumolo, Bob Odenkirk, Jim Rash, Maya Rudolph, Michaela Watkins and Kristen Wiig all make brief appearances in the show.

This mob of big names wasn’t enough to make the show a huge hit, though, and that seems to be the only reason why Nobodies didn’t get a third season. If we hear any rumblings that another network is trying to save the show, we’ll be sure to let you know.