• Hulu cancels Sarah Silverman’s I Love You, America after just one season

    Hulu has canceled I Love You, America after just one season. Sarah Silverman mixed monologues, interviews, and field segments on her variety show that examined not just one side of the aisle, but rather, the political divide facing our country. Silverman confirmed the bad news in a tweet on Wednesday.

    “Well, Hulu canceled I LOVE YOU AMERICA and we’re all pretty damn heartbroken,” Silverman announced. “So in a traditional twitter funeral style, I’ll be RTing the love.”

    The unexpected axing comes months after fellow streaming service Netflix canceled multiple talk shows. The Break with Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale were both discontinued very early.

    In I Love You, America, Silverman comedically examined current events as a way to weaken the polarization that currently exists in America. Having aired for two seasons, this was Hulu’s second attempt at a comedic talk show following Spoilers with Kevin Smith from 2012, which ran for less than two years.

    Unlike typical political satire, Silverman did more than condemn Trump and the GOP—though there was plenty of that. The Wreck-it Ralph star notably used her platform to connect different ends of the political spectrum. From having dinner with strictly conservative families in the Deep South to visiting with anti-abortion activists, Silverman proved comedy can accomplish more than mere laughter receiving an Emmy nomination in 2018 for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series alongside a nomination at the Writers Guild of America Awards.

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    Kaitlin Tunstall

    Kaitlin Tunstall ’19, of New York, attends the Borough of Manhattan Community College and expects to graduate in the spring of 2019. Kaitlin is an English major with a focus in Journalism and Creative Writing. Having worked as both a freelance writer and college assistant, Kaitlin hopes to broaden her skills into academia and editorial work. After graduation, Kaitlin plans to travel Asia before continuing her studies at a CUNY four-year university.

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