US cable network Lifetime has cancelled reality series Roseanne’s Nuts after only one season.
The cancellation is a blow to producer and distributor Eyeworks, which was planning on a big launch at MIPCOM for the 16-episode series.
“Roseanne’s Nuts has been cancelled. Thanks everyone for watching,” tweeted Roseanne Barr.
The first episode of the show, which follows the comedian as she manages her 40-acre macadamia nut farm in Hawaii, is produced by Eyeworks USA and sister division 3 Ball Productions.
It launched on the A+E Networks-owned female skewing broadcaster on July 13 with ratings of 1.6 million, however, by its sixth week ratings were down to 711,000.
Despite this, Eyeworks Distribution is launching the show at MIPCOM.
“Rights are heavily guarded and coveted so I was really happy to secure this. We’ve only just started the conversations with the international buyers; we’re going to roll it out big at MIPCOM,” said Eyeworks Distribution’s executive director of international sales Ted Bookstaver. “She’s still Roseanne and has that attitude and her idiosyncrasies and it’s great fun. The fact that she’s re-emerged is even more interesting.”