The latest Netflix cancellation has landed and with that, it means the end of the road for Melissa Joan Hart’s No Good Nick.
According to a new report coming in via Variety, the streaming service has opted to move on from the comedy, executive produced by David H. Steinberg and Keetgi Kogan, over one season and twenty episodes. The second batch of installments premiered earlier this summer.
So what’s the reason for the cancellation? Netflix doesn’t always emphasize giving reasons for some of their decisions, but the easy assumption to draw here is that it has a thing or two to do with the total viewership. Netflix has shown a tendency over the past year or so to issue quick cancellations to shows they don’t think are performing well enough. Look at what happened to Santa Clarita Diet, One Day at a Time (which was later saved by Pop), Designated Survivor, and a number of other shows as well. It’s a part of the luxury that Netflix has afforded themselves by having so many shows; it’s a little bit easier on their part to distance themselves from ones that they don’t think are necessarily working. Yet, at the same time, they are also putting themselves in a position here where they lose a little bit of viewer loyalty as well. If you think that a show is going to be canceled, do you decide to get hooked in the first place?
One of the things that we are the most curious to check out over the course of the next year or two is how the arrival of more streaming outlets creates drama for Netflix. You’re going to see Apple, WarnerMedia, Disney, and other companies have services on the airwaves. Will that mean more viewers are going to shift away from Netflix? It’s possible.
We’re also wondering what’s going to happen with the future of comedies at Netflix in general. Just think about this for a moment — the streaming service is losing No Good Nick while One Day at a Time is over for them and while Fuller House is set to premiere their fifth and final season later this year. Meanwhile, the end of The Ranch is coming in early 2020.
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