The FX series, Married, starring Judy Greer and Nat Faxon, was reportedly canceled by the network on Monday after two seasons, according to Variety.
Andrew Gurland, creator of the comedy series starring Nat Faxon and Judy Greer, also confirmed the news via Twitter.
— andrew gurland (@andrewgurland) October 26, 2015
It did not take very long for Married fans and critics to use social media to share their reactions and responses to the news of the show not returning for a third season.
A common theme of many of the posts showed that a lot of people were primarily upset about no longer being able to see Judy Greer in a small-screen leading role (at least for now).
— kambesyes (@kambesyes) October 26, 2015
I didn’t like Married much but good lord can someone give Judy Greer a break
— Sexy Jake Gyllenhowl (@iatethetv) October 26, 2015
FX has canceled “Married,” aka the first show in forever to know how to properly use Judy Greer. — Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) October 26, 2015
Since the late 1990s, Judy Greer has worked hard to make a name for herself on the small screen and big screen alike.
The 40-year-old actress has played supporting roles in numerous films over the years – including What Women Want, The Wedding Planner, 13 Going on 30, The Village, The Descendants, Carrie and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
In 2015 alone, Greer starred in six films – including summer box-office hits Ant-Man and Jurassic World.
Judy has also built an impressive resume of small-screen supporting roles on such hit television shows as Arrested Development, Two and a Half Men and Archer.
However, Greer’s starring role in Married finally placed her in a leading role as Lina Bowman – wife of Russ (played by Nat Faxon).
In a July interview with SplitSider, Judy Greer opened up about her thoughts on the show’s second season in comparison to its first. In her opinion, the second season was much better than the first
“I feel like season one of any television show that you do is always kind of like finding its sea legs a bit, you know?… I think the writers are really getting a sense of our voices and trying to write to them. Then when you get into a second season, even if you have new writers, they can watch the first season or maybe they just can hang out and get to know us a little bit. Then they can kind of start to write for us a little bit more. So, I would say that’s different.”
While discussing the show during a press tour, FX executive John Landgraf made it clear that a season renewal for the show would depend on its ratings.
Throughout the summer and early fall months, Married only averaged 410,000 viewers on its Thursday night broadcasts.
However, Landgraf made it clear that he enjoyed the quality of the show itself – including its creative direction and storytelling.
“[Married] has also shown great creative improvement since its first season. We love the cast, Judy Greer and Nat Faxon and Brett Gelman and Sarah Burns, and we remain fans of Andrew Gurland’s distinctive take on marriage and family… We really are pleased with the show qualitatively.”
In addition to her years of acting, Judy Greer is also a published author, according to the Washington Post. Her first book, I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star, was released last year.
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