Debra Messing

Poor Molly Kagen. She got dumped by her husband and now her cable network is kicking her to the curb. USA has canceled The Starter Wife due to low ratings, Variety reports.

Based on Gigi Levangie Grazer's bestseller of the same name, Wife, starring Debra Messing, was adapted into a weekly series last year after the six-hour miniseries netted 5 million viewers in 2007. The series, though, only attracted an average of 2.4 million viewers over its 10-episode run.

But this breakup seems amicable.

"The Starter Wife was an award-winning, critical and creative success," the network said in a statement. "We were thrilled with its performance as a miniseries, expanded and enriched it through an additional 10 episodes, and reached what we all feel is a satisfying conclusion."