Amazon Cancels 'I Love Dick,' One Mississippi,' & 'Jean-Claude Van Johnson'

Amazon Studios cancels One Mississippi I Love Dick and Jean Claude Van Johnson

Amazon is cleaning house for 2018, canceling three comedy series: Jean-Claude Van Damme's Jean-Claude Van Johnson, Jill Soloway's I Love Dick and Tig Notaro's One Mississippi.

However, the choice to single out One Mississippi and I Love Dick is odd, considering both are enthusiastically feminist series both created by women. The disgraced comedian was an executive producer on the series (in name only). Upon arrival in Marfa, Chris quickly becomes infatuated with Sylvère's fellowship sponsor Dick (Kevin Bacon) and manifests her infatuation in a series of undelivered, at times obsessive, letters.

One Mississippi, created and starring Tig Notaro, told the semi-autobiographical story of Tig returning to her hometown in Bay St. Lucille, Mississippi after her mother's death. It ran for one season. Also lasting only one season is Jean-Claude Van Johnson, the action-comedy featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme playing a fictionalized version of himself. Let us know in the comments. And with the streaming service forgoing its Amazon pilot process in which it allowed viewers have a part in show selection based on the popularity of pilots, it seems that Amazon will - ironically - be losing some of the transparency that set it apart from its original content competitor, Netflix. Season 2 was released back in September to favorable reviews, but Amazon was apparently ready to move on.

The studio is not abandoning female-led comedies altogether: "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" will move forward after winning best television comedy series at the Golden Globes this month; and the studio just inked a two-year deal with Sharon Horgan, the creator of "Catastrophe".



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