The multicamera comedy is one-and-done on the streamer, which picked up the collection after producers Amblin and ABC Studios moved ahead following ABC’s move.
As it seems, Netflix isn't actually all in regards to the Washingtons. The streaming large has opted to cancel the multicamera comedy All About the Washingtons, starring Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons and his spouse, Justine, after one season.
The collection, which marked the couple's first scripted providing following a number of actuality exhibits over time, launched Aug. 10 to poor evaluations. The Hollywood Reporter chief TV critic Daniel Fienberg stated in his evaluation that the married couple's "actuality TV chemistry fails to transform to scripted." The present has a 40 % score amongst critics on RottenTomatoes. Netflix, like different streamers, doesn’t launch viewership knowledge.
The comedy had an fascinating backstory. ABC landed the script, from ABC Studios and Amblin Television, in October 2016 with a large penalty hooked up after a multiple-network bidding battle. The Disney-owned broadcaster then handed on selecting up the challenge to pilot.
Amblin believed within the comedy, from creator Jeremy Bronson (Speechless), and requested ABC Studios to divert their particular person penalties again into taking pictures a "guerrilla"-style pilot presentation, just like what 20th Century Fox Television did with Cristela three years in the past (which resulted in a collection pickup). ABC Studios obliged, providing the additional cash to assist ship a aggressive price range. The pilot took over the Black-ish soundstage after the ABC hit wrapped for the season and filmed a multicamera/hybrid comedy.
ABC had the first-look window on the challenge in May and handed; it was then shopped to broadcast, cable and streaming platforms afterward. That's when Netflix got here in. The collection marks the newest cancellation for an ABC Studios-produced present at Netflix, which axed its first Marvel drama (Iron Fist) from the Disney-owned firm final week.
All About the Washingtons joins a roster of one-and-done scripted exhibits at Netflix together with The Get Down, Gypsy, Everything Sucks and Girlboss.
This article initially appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.