Bad news for fans of the comedy series, 'Rel' - Fox has decided to cancel the show after just one season.
According to Variety, the show kicked off with a solid 18-49 rating of 1.9 and a total viewership of 5.5 million for its premiere, 'Rel' saw a severe ratings dip for the remainder of the series, ending up with an average rating of 0.77 and a touch over 2 million total viewers.
The show was created and executive produced by comedian Lil Rel Howery and also starred Sinbad, Jess “Hilarious” Moore, and Jordan L. Jones.
The show suffered a major setback when co-creator and executive producer Kevin Barnett died suddenly during a trip to Mexico at age 32 after suffering complications from pancreatitis.
Lil Rel confirmed the news via his Instagram account:
" want to thank all the loyal 2 million plus people that tuned in every week to my show... I’m so proud of what we did and it was a dream come true... I got a chance to not only create a show based off my material and some real life events I got to work and create magic with my friends... God is so good and I’m truly blessed..." he wrote.
"Thanks again for the huge opportunity and it’s on to the next one... I learned a lot and it’s still a huge accomplishment for me to pull this off... I wanted to make a dramatic comedy with heart and I did that... I know I made you proud Mom!!!!!! #REL"
Will y'all miss the show?