Netflix Cancels Joel McHale And Michelle Wolf Shows In One Fell Swoop

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Netflix, which has a presence in the format of episodic talk shows hosted by successful comedians, opted not to renew to of its offerings in that realm.

Netflix won't be bringing back talk shows starring Michelle Wolf and Joel McHale, Vulture has learned.

After an acclaimed run on The Soup and NBC's Community, McHale made the move to Netflix with his new show last February.

Prior to her show, Wolf had worked for four years as a writer-contributor on "The Daily Show" and writer on "Late Night With Seth Meyers".

News of The Break with Michelle Wolf canceled came as a surprise to both fans and the show's entire staff. Six more episodes were produced all at once and were released in mid-July.

Wolf recently garnered an Emmy nomination for her HBO comedy special titled "Nice Lady".

Unfortunately, Netflix keeps its viewership numbers locked in a vault buried deep beneath the Earth's surface and guarded 24/7 by the cast of Hemlock Grove, so we can never actually know the exact details of the streaming service's cancellations and renewals. Meanwhile, the streaming service also canceled Chelsea Handler's talk show Chelsea previous year.

Netflix also dumped Chelsea Handler's self-titled talk show late a year ago, but still is slated to unveil Hasan Minhaj's unscripted comedy show Patriot Act in October. Coming up this fall are Patriot Act with The Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj, Norm Macdonald has a Show, and The Fix, a comedy panel show helmed by Jimmy Carr, Katherine Ryan and D.L. Hughley.

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