Showtime Cancels “SMILF” After Two Seasons
Showtime has reportedly cancelled its comedy series “SMILF” after two seasons. This comes after reports emerged in December that ABC Studios opened an investigation into series creator, star, and showrunner Frankie Shaw.
Actress Samara Weaving, who had a no-nudity clause in her contract, raised concerns to fellow cast member Rosie O’Donnell and one of the show’s directors after being asked to perform a sex scene in the nude with co-star Miguel Gomez during production on the show’s second season.
Weaving also said she had been made uncomfortable by Shaw’s behaviour during the filming of a similar scene in the first season. O’Donnell passed Weaving’s complaint on to an executive at Showtime, who in turn spoke with compliance officials at ABC Studios and Showtime.
Showtime says the remainder of the second season will continue to air as scheduled on Showtime through its series finale on March 31st.
Shaw’s overall deal with ABC Studios has been suspended without pay. She was reportedly developing a series based on the Sylvia Plath novel “The Bell Jar”.
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