Is Busy Tonight done for good? Deadline reports E! has cancelled the TV show after only one season.
Hosted by Busy Philipps, the late night talks show features celebrity interviews, comedy bits, and pop culture news. Guests have included Tina Fey, Kim Kardashian, Colin Hanks, Michelle Williams, and Rita Wilson.
On Instagram, Philipps revealed Busy Tonight will not be returning to E! for a second season. The show will air its last episode on the network on May 16th.
However, there may be hope for fans of the series. Philipps said she is shopping the talk show to other outlets and wants to continue. Read a transcript from Philipps’ post below:
Here’s the thing, you guys. My show, Busy Tonight is not going to continue on E! after May 16th. They decided not to pick it up. Look, we’re meeting with people and seeing if there’s another place that makes sense for it to go. Because I would like to continue doing it. We would all like to figure out a way to continue to make it. It’s wild because we’ve only been doing the show for a relatively short period of time. In that time, I feel we’ve been able to accomplish so much creatively and I guess culturally and I think we’ve had a real point of view. I’m so proud of all of the things we’ve been able to do and I feel the show is really successful in that way but I don’t know what to say.”
An E! spokesperson notes, “Busy Tonight last episode for E! will air Thursday, May 16 with a special celebratory half-hour. Busy is a hilarious and charismatic talent and we are grateful to the entire Busy Tonight team who has delivered countless laughs and heartwarming moments in what will be over 100 episodes.”