HBO Cancels Fan-Favorite Comedy After Four Seasons


Today, it was announced that HBO has made the decision to conclude one of its highly acclaimed series following a side-splitting fourth season on the network. As reported by Variety, HBO, in collaboration with creator Robin Thede, has confirmed that the Emmy award-winning A Black Lady Sketch Show will come to an end after a successful four-season run. The series, which garnered 13 Emmy nominations and secured three wins for its outstanding editing and directing, will bid farewell after its recently concluded fourth season.

In a statement addressing the conclusion of the series, creator Robin Thede expressed her gratitude to the immensely talented cast members, guest stars, writers, directors, editors, and crew who contributed to A Black Lady Sketch Show's remarkable success. Thede specifically acknowledged the exceptional achievements of the Black women and other women of color who excelled in every department of 'ABLSS'. She also expressed deep appreciation for the support from Issa Rae, Jax Media, Amy Gravitt, Casey Bloys, and the entire team at HBO, Max, and Warner Bros. Discovery.

HBO, in a statement provided to the trade, commended Thede and the series, remarking on the groundbreaking and hilarious nature of A Black Lady Sketch Show. The network expressed its delight in partnering with Thede, Hoorae, Jax Media, and the extraordinary cast and crew, noting the indelible legacy they have left not only in the realm of sketch comedy but also in the broader landscape of television comedy. HBO further emphasized its eagerness to continue collaborating creatively with Thede under her existing deal with the network.

What is A Black Lady Sketch Show About?

HBO describes the series as follows, "A Black Lady Sketch Show is a narrative series set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests. Season 4 presents sketches performed by a core cast of black women, including Robin Thede, Gabrielle Dennis, and Skye Townsend."

A Black Lady Sketch Show boasts an exceptional ensemble cast including Robin Thede, Gabrielle Dennis, Ashley Nicole Black, and Quinta Brunson. The series also featured the talents of DaMya Gurley, Tamara Jade, and Angel Laketa Moore. Executive produced by Issa Rae, known for her acclaimed series Insecure, the show was a production of her company Hoorae in collaboration with Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry. Notable guest appearances were made by Ashley Nicole Black, known for her role in Ted Lasso, Quinta Brunson from Abbot Elementary, and Laci Mosley of the iCarly reboot.

For those eager to indulge in the laughter and creativity of A Black Lady Sketch Show, all seasons are available for streaming exclusively on Max!

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