MTV cancels teen drama "Inbetweeners"

Another one bites the dust.

In a slew of recent television disappointments, the MTV show “The Inbetweeners” has been cancelled after only a single season on the air. The decision to cancel the show is most likely due to less than satisfactory numbers in the ratings department, which seems to be a common tune being sung by networks across the board recently.

Promotional image for The Inbetweeners. Four teens, one covering his eyes, one plugging his ears, one covering his mouth and one grimacing at the camera.

The MTV show was based off of a popular British program of the same name, but unfortunately it did not share the same successes. There was an attempt by ABC to create an American version of “The Inbetweeners” back in 2008, but it turned out to be unsuccessful as well. In September of 2010, MTV took on the challenge of reinventing the program for American audiences, signing on comedy writer Brad Copeland because of his success writing for “My Name is Earl” and the popular “Arrested Development”. However, it did not seem to be enough to push this show to be more than just another flop.

After announcing the cancellation on Wednesday, MTV released a statement addressing their feelings about the show.  “While we won’t be moving forward with another season of The Inbetweeners, we enjoyed working with the show’s creators and such a talented, funny cast.”

“The Inbetweeners” followed the story of four high-school boys attempting to survive their often awkward and misunderstood teen years.

- The Inbetweeners (US)

Written by: harrisr
Nov 29th, 2012, 5:35 am


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Message Posted On Nov 29th, 2012, 2:35 pm

While it wasn't terribly funny, it also wasn't a teen drama. I'm not too sad to see it go.


Message Posted On Nov 29th, 2012, 9:50 am
I never got a chance to watch (neither the UK nor US version). I suppose it wouldn't take that long to go through the American one now.

Message Posted On Nov 29th, 2012, 6:04 am
good riddance! nothing compared to uk version..
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