Thursday, February 9, 2017

MTV Cancels 'Mary + Jane' and 'Loosely Exactly Nicole'

MTV has opted to cancel its original comedy series Mary + Jane and Loosely Exactly Nicole after one season each. It's currently unclear if the producers have any plans to shop the comedies to other outlets.

Both Mary + Jane and Loosely Exactly Nicole opened in September 2016 to low ratings and not a whole lot of critical buzz. Mary + Jane opened to 450,000 total viewers and ended its 10-episode season with 360,000. Loosely Exactly Nicole began its first season with 360,000 total viewers and concluded with 150,000.

MTV still has made a decision on the future of hourlong series Sweet/Vicious which was developed alongside Mary + Jane and Loosely Exactly Nicole. It too has low ratings, averaging between 270,000 and 239,000 total viewers throughout its 10-episode first season. However, it has had a ton more critical acclaim, noting a unique take on a complex and topical subject matter.

Mary + Jane starred Jessica Rothe, Scout Durwood, Kosha Patel, Dan Ahdoot and H. Michael Croner.

Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont created the series. They executive produced with Snoop Dogg, Calvin Broadus, Ted Chung and Merry Jane. 

Loosely Exactly Nicole starred Nicole Byer, Jacob Wysocki, Jen D'Angelo, Kevin Bigley and Allyn Rachel.

Christian Lander and Christine Zander created the series. They executive produced with Avi Gilbert.