LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC’s freshman sitcom “Downward Dog” has been canceled by ABC, the show’s executive producer said.
The last two of the show’s eight episodes will air Tuesday, executive producer Jimmy Miller said Friday.
ABC “loved it creatively and wanted to do more, but could not figure out a way to get it done financially,” Miller said in a statement.
The network didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Miller thanked critics and viewers who have expressed their support for the comedy, and said he hoped it would land on its feet elsewhere.
“Clearly this show has hit a nerve, and we are hell bent on finding a new home for our ‘Downward Dog,'” he said.
The series stars Allison Tolman as the owner of Martin the dog, who talks directly to viewers about his feelings. The series centers on his sometimes conflicted feelings about his owner, loneliness and hatred of a neighborhood cat.
Series co-creator Samm Hodges is the voice of Martin. The dog, named Ned, from a Chicago rescue where, according to People magazine, he had been waiting more than a year for a home.
Tolman was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2015 for her role on the FX series “Fargo.”