Amazon Cancels ‘One Mississippi,’ ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson,’ ‘I Love Dick’
Amazon has cancelled the original series One Mississippi, Jean-Claude Van Johnson and I Love Dick. One Mississippi, a well-reviewed comedy with Tig Notaro in the lead, lasted two seasons. The second season launched Sept. 8. Notaro created the show with Diablo Cody.
Jean-Claude Van Johnson debuted Dec. 15. Creator Dave Callaham described it to B&C as “a bizarre meta-comedy” with Jean-Claude Van Damme playing a martial arts master operating as a black ops contractor.
I Love Dick, from Transparent creator Jill Soloway, lasted one season. Cast member Kevin Bacon earned a nomination for best actor in a musical or comedy at this year’s Golden Globes.
Amidst personnel changes at the studio, Amazon continues to hunt for a big, broad original series.
Broadcasting & Cable Newsletter
The smarter way to stay on top of broadcasting and cable industry. Sign up below.
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.