Bummer: The Wil Wheaton Project is Cancelled

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It was fun while it lasted, but today Wil Wheaton reported to the internet that his eponymous show has been cancelled by Syfy. Relating the call he received from a channel executive, Wil wrote:

He assured me that it wasn’t the quality of the show. He told me again and again how much he loved it, how funny he thought it was, how much he liked me, how much he wanted to find other things to do together.

Ultimately, he told me, the executives in New York just didn’t think we had enough viewers to justify more episodes. I didn’t say anything about the total lack of promotion off the network, or point out that our ratings were on par with The Soup, or that ratings are always lower in summer than the fall. I didn’t bother saying any of that, because I know he knows that. I was reasonably confident that he made those arguments with New York when he was trying to get the show renewed. I presume he fought hard for us, but ultimately couldn’t sway executives in New York who never seemed — in my opinion — to really understand what kind of show we were doing, who I was and why I was hosting it, and how to engage with and promote to the audience who would like it.

Go ahead and read the rest of his blog post, because he does a great job explaning how he’s dealing with the news, and that he’s okay with it. He knows the show was good, we know the show was good, and we can all be happy we got the chance to enjoy it. Plus, we know that Tabletop Season 3 is coming, so there’s plenty of Wil-infused goodness to come.

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