FX is getting a divorce. The network has cancelled their original comedy series Married starring Nat Faxon and Judy Greer after two seasons, TVWise has confirmed.
Married follows Russ (Faxon) and Lina Bowman (Greer), who can barely remember what life was like before kids, debt, and suburbia rained on their romance – but every once in a while, in between the arguments about their declining sex life and who’s driving carpool, they are reminded what drew them together in the first place – they’re best friends.
The series initially debuted last year on FX alongside You’re The Worst, which is now airing its second season on FXX. While something of a hit with critics the ratings for Married were always soft, with the series averaging less than 1 million viewers across the ten episode first season. Ratings slipped significantly in season two, dropping as much as 40%. That combined with only marginal DVR gains sealed the show’s fate.
Married was created by Andrew Gurland and is set up at FX’s production division FX Productions. The cast includes Nat Faxon, Judy Greer, Brett Gelman, Jenny Slate, Paul Reiser, Sarah Burns and John Hodgman. Series creator Andrew Gurland serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner/Director, alongside Executive Producers Peter Principato and Paul Young.
FX has had a tough time with comedy over the past couple of years, failing to successfully launch a new series that could run and run like It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and The League. Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is the network’s only new entry set to return for a new season after FX cancelled Billy Crystal’s The Comedians. FXX has had a little more success with Man Seeking Womand and You’re The Worst, which is expected to get a season three pick up soon.