Netflix cancels Hollywood star comedy after season 1

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Netflix canceled another series with just one season. My Dad and Other Wexmes, starring Jamie Foxx, won’t win a second year on the streaming platform.

With only eight episodes, the series is produced by the Hollywood star himself with Alex Avant (NCIS) and is based on Foxx and his daughter Corinne’s relationship.

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As Deadline reports, Jamie Foxx himself was involved in the decision to cancel the show. That said, he’s still in business with Netflix, with two movies coming out: They Clone Tyrone and Day Shift.

The actor is also credited as one of the series’ creators along with Jim Patterson, who created The Ranch for the streaming platform.

The reason behind the cancellation was not disclosed. In the US, the series garnered good ratings, being the most watched on the platform in its early days. This number probably did not last long in other countries.

My Father and Other Waxums isn’t an innovative project at all, or something unprecedented in the sitcom world. Still, it’s not hard to understand why the series has been so successful, representing Jamie Foxx’s return to the comedy world.

The series is based in part on Jamie Foxx’s own experiences with daughter Corinne Fox, who also serves as executive producer on My Dad and Other Vacations.

Co-produced by Foxx and Jim Patterson (The Ranch), the series follows the routine of an estranged father – who also owns a cosmetics brand – after his independent teenage daughter moves into his home to help him take over his responsibilities. forced to handle.

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Two days after its premiere, the production became Netflix’s second most-watched series in the United States, an impressive feat for a production of its kind.

Despite its popularity with the public, Meu Pai e Outros Vexames was not well received by particular critics, reaching only 40% approval in Rotten Tomatoes.

My Dad and Other Embracements is available on Netflix.

About the author: Will Smith

Will covers public and private tech markets from New York. He was previously a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University, and prior to that was a reporter at the Los Angeles Business Journal. He has received a Journalist of the Year award from the L.A. Press Club and an investigative reporting award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

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