Comedy Central Cancels ‘Ugly Americans’

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Comedy Central’s animated series Ugly Americans is no more. The show’s producers announced on the Ugly Americans Facebook today that the cable network has elected not to pick up the show, which follows an alternate version of New York City filled with horror and sci-fi creatures, for a third season. The producers wrote, “The reason this notice is coming so late is that, in spite of lukewarm ratings, the network did everything in their power to keep the show alive by trying to find outside financing. We came very close but unfortunately some legal technicalities kept any deals from going through.” While Ugly Americans will no longer be a TV show, the producers expressed interest in bringing the characters to a different medium, saying, ” We are exploring our options, even ones that don’t include traditional TV episodes, such as original web shorts or even a graphic novel.” Creator Devin Clark said in a Tumblr post that he’d like to use Kickstarter to fund an Ugly Americans movie or a graphic novel – both of which people will probably warm to more than that Zach Braff thing.

Check out the full messages from the show’s producers and creator below:

Ugly Americans fans,As you might have gathered by now, Comedy Central did not renew us for a 3rd season. The reason this notice is coming so late is that, in spite of lukewarm ratings, the network did everything in their power to keep the show alive by trying to find outside financing. We came very close but unfortunately some legal technicalities kept any deals from going through.We are exploring our options, even ones that don’t include traditional TV episodes, such as original web shorts or even a graphic novel. We love this universe and the characters and we want to keep them alive (or undead) for you in any way we can. We the producers would continue to make the show without a paycheck to ourselves, but unfortunately animation and all the aspects of TV production are rather expensive.We appreciate your steadfast loyalty to our little show. We will continue to update this page with any news we have about Ugly Americans, along with new projects of interest from the writers, producers, animators, and cast.Yours in Ugliness,The Producers of Ugly Americans