People of Earth




Status: Cancelled
Aired: 2016-17, 2 Seasons Totaling 20 Episodes
Network: TBS
Starring: Wyatt Cenac, Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nuñez, Michael Cassidy, Alice Wetterlund
Series Website: www.tbs.com/shows/people-of-earth.html

Description: People of Earth is a new original comedy about a support group for alien abductees. The show centers on skeptical journalist Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac), who investigates a support group to write about the members’ supposed alien encounters. The more he digs into their oddball claims, the more he realizes there is truth in their stories and possibly even signs that point to his own alien abduction. The onetime outsider now finds himself a part of this eclectic group of misfits, all the while struggling with the idea of knowing that life could exist beyond our world. TBS.com

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Why Was It Cancelled? TBS had announced a third renewal for this show in Fall 2017, but apparently the network changed its mind and decided not to go forward with the show according to creator David Jenkins who revealed the news on Twitter. The second season of the series had performed pretty close to the numbers of the first year ratings-wise, and production of the show had been moving forward with scripts having been written. TBS has made no comment on the cancellation at this point, so it is uncertain why the network decided to sack the third season at this late hour. There is no word on whether the show will be shopped around to other venues, but if fans raise enough noise on the social networks then perhaps that third season could still happen.

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Status
7/24/17 1 0.30 0.3 0.6 n/a Renewal Possible
7/31/17 2 0.33 0.3 0.7 n/a Renewal Possible
8/7/17 3 0.33 0.3 0.7 n/a Renewal Possible
8/14/17 4 0.28 0.3 0.7 n/a Renewal Possible
8/21/17 5 0.30 0.3 0.6 n/a Renewal Possible
8/28/17 6 0.31 0.3 0.7 n/a Renewal Possible
9/4/17 7 0.28 0.3 0.7 n/a Renewal Possible
9/11/17 8 0.31 0.3 0.7 n/a Renewal Possible
9/18/17 9 0.27 0.3 0.7 n/a Renewed
9/25/17 10 0.25 0.3 0.6 n/a Renewed

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Prior Season Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
10/31/16 1 0.32 0.3 0.9 n/a Low
11/7/16 2 0.30 0.3 0.7 n/a Low
11/14/16 3 0.28 0.3 0.7 n/a Low
11/21/16 4 0.38 0.3 0.8 n/a Low
11/28/16 5 0.33 0.3 0.8 n/a Low
12/5/16 6 0.36 0.3 0.8 n/a Low
12/12/16 7 0.32 0.3 0.8 n/a Renewed
12/19/16 8 0.33 0.3 0.7 n/a Renewed

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