Miracle Workers has come to an end. TBS has canceled the anthology comedy series, its last remaining live-action comedy, after four seasons. The Season 4 finale, which is now the series finale, aired on August 28th.
The cancellation is not entirely unexpected. Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reported in January that Season 4 could be the last. At the time, she heard that TBS was out of options on the cast, led by Daniel Radcliffe, so new deals would need to be made for a possible fifth season — a daunting proposition that networks rarely resort to. But she heard that the series’ creative team had an idea for a potential fifth season that Radcliffe was excited about, so if Season 4 had performed well in terms of ratings, it was possible that the series could have continued with Radcliffe, who would have needed to make a new pact.
In season four, stars Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan, Karan Soni and Jon Bass portrayed new characters in a dystopian future full of radioactive mutants, killer robots and a tyrannical homeowners association with exorbitant annual dues.
In a post-apocalyptic future, a wasteland warrior (Radcliffe) and a cruel warlord (Viswanathan) face the most dystopian nightmare of all: settling in the suburbs. Together, they navigate the existential horrors of married life and small-town life, all under the dubious guidance of a wealthy scrap dealer (Buscemi). Bass also starred as the couple’s faithful war dog, and Soni as a party-loving killer robot. Guest stars in season 4 included Quinta Brunson, Garcelle Beauvais, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Lolly Adefope, Paul F. Tompkins and Lisa Loeb.
Miracle Workers was created by Simon Rich and produced by Lorne Michaels. Dan Mirk and Robert Padnick served as showrunners and executive producers alongside Michaels’ Broadway Video’s Andrew Singer and Katy Jenson, Simon Rich, Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi.
American Dad, which is currently airing its 18th season and has been renewed for a 19th season, remains TBS’s last original scripted series.
The cancellation of Miracle Workers was first reported by Deadline’s sister pub TVLine.