BBC Four has cancelled Puppy Love after one six-episode season, it has been confirmed.
The broadcaster has decided not to move forward with a second season of the average-rated series from Getting On co-creators Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine, TVWise reports:
A so-so ratings performer, Puppy Love premiered back in November 2014 to a respectable 320K viewers. That was more or less in-line with the slot average but down considerably from the launch numbers for comedy hit Detectorists, which opened to 650K viewers and quickly earned a second season renewal.
The cancellation comes despite plans for a second season, which could have seen the show move to BBC Two, but BBC’s top brass felt the show’s budget was better spent on new project, as is often the case.
A BBC rep said of the decision not to bite on a second season:
“Puppy Love was a great series but won’t be coming back to BBC Four as we look to bring new comedy shows through. Huge thanks to the wonderfully talented Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine and all involved in the making of the show.”