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TBS Has Canceled ‘The Pete Holmes Show’

We’ve got some bad news weirdos. TBS has announced that the final episode of the Pete Holmes’ quirky late night show will air on June 19, and that it was not being renewed. During its two-season run, the midnight talk show featured a variety of Hollywood entertainers, as well as lesser known comedians, thinkers and personalities (including former pastor and author Rob Bell), often engaging in the same types of casual conversations as Holmes’ popular podcast You Made It Weird.

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In a statement, the network said, “We recognize Pete as one of the most relevant comedians working today. We loved the show and gave it two chances. We just couldn’t draw the audience needed to justify a third round.” On his Facebook page, Holmes addressed his fans, writing, “We got to make eighty (eight-zero! Sometimes filming as many as 19 in ten days!) episodes and I am extremely proud of each and every one of them … THANK YOU FOR WATCHING! The response from the fans was incredible. Thank you a billion.” And though TBS is canceling The Pete Holmes Show, we probably haven’t seen the last of the comedian. Despite not grabbing a large audience on cable, the show remained popular among critics and many of its skits became viral hits online. Holmes wrote to fans that he’s already looking forward to his next opportunity: “I feel a little silly, like Braveheart or something, screaming, “THIS IS NOT THE END!” But it’s not. We are going out to see where our style fits and makes the most sense and in what way.” In the current issue of RELEVANT, Holmes talked about his Christian upbringing, the risk of trying something new on TV and why he considers comedy to be a “ministry” …

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