Terriers may have been cancelled after just one season in 2010, but the crime comedy-drama was met with critical praise.
So much so that FX president John Landgraf did what TV networks and executives simply don’t do – admit that a show has been cancelled. Indeed, Landgraf held a press conference to explain the cabler’s decision to not to continue the series into Season 2.
Well, I had that call on Terriers because not only did I like it, but you – collective you, the critics – really loved it and even though it had a really small audience, the audience that watched it, loved it. And so I really honestly felt the need to address myself to the people who were going to be really disappointed, as well as I was going to be disappointed. I thought about doing that with Comedians, but the truth of the matter is that, while there are certain members of your group who really loved the show and I’m sure are very disappointed with my decision, collectively, you guys didn’t like the show very much, and so I thought, “Well, what am I going to get on the phone and do, just harangue you for not liking it and tell you that I really like it and still think it’s good?” We didn’t have a shared point of view about the show, which is why I didn’t do the conference call.