Comedy Central has cancelled Ugly Americans.
If this is news to you, or even more so, if you didn’t realize this was news, there’s a story behind why you’re just now hearing about the end of the animated series after two seasons.
Ugly Americans fans,
As you might have gathered by now, Comedy Central did not renew us for a 3rd season. The reason this notice is coming so late is that, in spite of lukewarm ratings, the network did everything in their power to keep the show alive by trying to find outside financing. We came very close but unfortunately some legal technicalities kept any deals from going through.
We are exploring our options, even ones that don’t include traditional TV episodes, such as original web shorts or even a graphic novel. We love this universe and the characters and we want to keep them alive (or undead) for you in any way we can. We the producers would continue to make the show without a paycheck to ourselves, but unfortunately animation and all the aspects of TV production are rather expensive.
We appreciate your steadfast loyalty to our little show. We will continue to update this page with any news we have about Ugly Americans, along with new projects of interest from the writers, producers, animators, and cast.
Yours in Ugliness,
The Producers of Ugly Americans
And confirmed by the series creator on his Tumblr: “Yes. Sadly. It’s official. Ugly Americans is not coming back any time soon. I’m sorry we can’t make more episodes for you guys. I want to thank all the Ugly fans for their support and for all the awesome fan art. Keep it up! Who knows? Maybe we can Kickstart something Ugly in the future. A movie? A graphic novel? The other show producers and I are working hard to find a new home for Mark, Randall, Callie, Twayne, Leonard, and Grimes (and Koala Man of course).” – Devin Clark (Creator of Ugly Americans)
Among the comedians who lent their voices to Ugly Americans: Natasha Leggero, Kurt Metzger, Larry Murphy, Matt Oberg, Randy Pearlstein and Michael-Leon Wooley. Also: Pete Holmes and Julie Klausner.