No More Sarah Silverman Program

Well, this bites. Comedy Central has canceled The Sarah Silverman Program after just three seasons, when the series still had so much exploring to do. Given the chance, The Sarah Silverman Program could’ve been the Happy Days of fart jokes.

Nellie Andreeva of Deadline Hollywood has the deets:

The show, which earned Silverman a lead actress Emmy nomination last year, was on the brink of cancellation last year when she and fellow executive producers Dan Sterling and Rob Schrab threatened to quit after the cable network asked them to slash the series’ budget by more than 20%. After a last-minute deal with sister network Logo to came in and co-finance the series, a 10-episode third season was ordered. But midway through Season 3, which wrapped last month, the network bumped the series from 10:30 PM to midnight, hinting at its intention not to continue with Sarah. At the beginning of the year, Comedy Central went through a regime change, with former New Line executive Kent Alterman taking over for Lauren Corrao as head of original programming.

Corrao was responsible for turning Sarah Silverman into a TV show, and fought to keep it on the air. The program was likely doomed the day Corrao left the building.

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