Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, Take My Wife, The Cyanide & Happiness Show and all original Seeso shows appear to be hitting the cancellation graveyard after their 2017 runs, amid reports that the streaming service is set to shut down later this year.
The news comes with the departure of Evan Shapiro, head of NBCUniversal’s all-comedy streaming service.
A source with knowledge of the situation says it is business as usual over at Seeso and that the moves won’t effect 2017: New programming will still premiere through the end of this year, productions aren’t shutting down, and the company is still signing up new subscribers. Moreover, Seeso recently unveiled summer premiere dates for a number of shows and premiered the pilot for new a series, There’s … Johnny, at the Tribeca Film Festival.
But beyond the near term, the future of Seeso is decidedly unclear. Multiple sources indicate the service is, for all intents and purposes, on its way out. Already, agents and managers Vulture spoke with say they’re now having a hard time getting people at Seeso to return calls. For now, NBCU is only confirming Shapiro’s departure.
Should that be the case (the closure has yet to be formally confirmed), it’s goodbye to all upcoming and returning Seeso shows by the end of 2017, unless they can find new homes.
Seeso shows currently in line for cancellation, include Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ (Season 3 releases June 1, with the fourth, and seemingly final, season to drop this fall), Cyanide & Happiness Show (Season 4), Hidden America with Jonah Ray (Season 3), The UCB Show (Season 3), Night Train with Wyatt Cynac (Season 3), HarmonQuest (Season 3), Take My Wife (Season 3), There’s Johnny! (Season 2), to name a few.
Flowers, a co-production with the UK’s Channel 4, is also in danger. While the second season is slated for a 2017 release, a potential third season would come under threat with the closure of Seeso.