SMILF Canceled After Two Seasons at Showtime

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SMILF is coming to an end at Showtime. 

The premium cabler has announced the current second season of the series as the show's last. 

"After weighing a variety of factors, Showtime has decided that SMILF will not move forward for a third season," Showtime said in a statement.

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"The remainder of the second season will continue to air as scheduled on Showtime through its series finale on March 31."

"We remain extremely proud of the two seasons of SMILF, and thank Frankie Shaw for her singular voice and unique creation, as well as the dozens of writers, producers, actors, directors and crew members both in Los Angeles and on location in Boston, who contributed to this exceptional series."

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Frankie Shaw, the show's creator, star, and showrunner also had an overall deal with ABC Studios, who produces the series. 

However, it has now been revealed that the pact has been suspended without pay while an investigation is carried out into allegations of misconduct on the set of the series. 

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"Frankie Shaw’s overall deal with ABC Studios has been suspended without pay while we review our options," an ABC Studios spokesperson said in a statement, reports THR. 

"I can’t express how much I’ve loved making this show, how much I love the cast and crew and appreciate Showtime and ABC as creative partners," Shaw said in a statement on Friday.

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SMILF's future was put in limbo late last year when allegations of misconduct were lodged against Shaw, including the mishandling of sex scenes. 

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The series has fell off the map in the ratings during its second season. SMILF Season 2 is averaging just 0.2 million viewers and a 0.06 rating in the demo in live + same day ratings. 

These figures represent declines of over 60 percent year to year. 

Showtime bases renewal decisions on delayed viewing, so it's possible the series did command big increases post-premiere. 

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Remember you can watch SMILF online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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SMILF Quotes

Tutu: I'm a bit worried about the baby with Rafi the relapser.
Bridgette: Mom, he's a great dad, he does bedtime every night.

I'm Bridgette, maybe we could go for a drink later.