Sarah Silverman’s Anti-Trump Talk Show Is Canceled After One Season
The comedian's Hulu program is not coming back for more episodes — and look who's not happy about it
Comedian Sarah Silverman got some bad news this week.
Hulu announced Wednesday it would be cutting Silverman’s “I Love You, America” from its programming after just one season, totaling 21 episodes.
Silverman posted about the news on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon — and it was clear she was not happy with the news.
“Well, Hulu cancelled I LOVE YOU AMERICA and we’re all pretty damn heartbroken … So in traditional Twitter funeral style, I’ll be RTing the love.”
Well, Hulu cancelled I LOVE YOU AMERICA and we’re all pretty damn heartbroken.
… So in traditional twitter funeral style, I’ll be RTing the love.
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) January 9, 2019
She then proceeded to retweet endless compliments about herself.
Although ratings for the Hulu show were never made available to the public, they must not have been great if the show — which debuted in late 2017 — is not coming back for another season.
The show’s official Twitter account has 18.9k followers and its verified Facebook page has about 40,000 likes — indicating it did not have much of a following.
Although Silverman promised the show would not be politically polarizing and would instead bridge the political divide, as Variety and other outlets reported, that was not the case.
It was a show in which Silverman called President Donald Trump a “d***” and a “crappy president” while offering praise to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), whom she referred to as “the voice of the millennial generation.”
It was also on this show that she said, “This country is dog sh**,” in reference to the United States. She claimed that conservatives want to suppress minority voters — and used voter ID laws as an example of it (something she also criticized prior to the 2012 presidential election).
In addition to Sanders, guests on the show included former Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), actor Patton Oswalt, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), late-night comedian Bill Maher, and California Gov. Gavin Newsom, all of whom are left-wing.
For more on Sarah Silverman’s talk show, check out the video below:
Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, and other outlets.