The multicamera comedy is one-and-done on the streamer, which picked up the sequence after producers Amblin and ABC Studios moved ahead following ABC's go.
As it seems, Netflix isn't actually all in regards to the Washingtons. The streaming big has opted to cancel the multicamera comedy All About the Washingtons, starring Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons and his spouse, Justine, after one season.
The sequence, which marked the couple's first scripted providing following a number of actuality reveals over time, launched Aug. 10 to poor opinions. The Hollywood Reporter chief TV critic Daniel Fienberg mentioned in his assessment that the married couple's "actuality TV chemistry fails to transform to scripted." The present has a 40 p.c ranking amongst critics on RottenTomatoes. Netflix, like different streamers, doesn't launch viewership information.
The comedy had an fascinating backstory. ABC landed the script, from ABC Studios and Amblin Television, in October 2016 with a large penalty connected after a multiple-network bidding struggle. The Disney-owned broadcaster then handed on selecting up the undertaking 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, much like what 20th Century Fox Television did with Cristela three years in the past (which resulted in a sequence pickup). ABC Studios obliged, providing the additional cash to assist ship a aggressive funds. 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 undertaking in May and handed; it was then shopped to broadcast, cable and streaming platforms afterward. That's when Netflix got here in. The sequence marks the most recent 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 reveals at Netflix together with The Get Down, Gypsy, Everything Sucks and Girlboss.
This article initially appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.