In a move that should surprise no one, Paramount has canceled American Woman after just one season.
Despite an interesting concept and a promising cast, American Woman didn't hit it big with critics or its audience, and viewership dropped steadily over the course of its 11-episode run. Season 1 wrapped last month with no renewal announcement on the horizon, and now it's cancellation comes at an auspicious time for Paramount.
It's been a big news day for the network, with the acquisition of Younger from TV Land the announcement that Nicole Clemens will take the title of Paramount TV President. Younger seems to more aptly fit Paramount's quest for irreverent female-oriented programming, and it comes with a small but devoted fanbase built from its first five seasons. Clemens too, with her history at FX working on shows like Atlanta, Better Things, You're the Worst and more indicates a shift towards the kind of edgy, comedic programming that Paramount has been trying and failing to achieve recently — the scrapped Heathers reboot should be Exhibit A here.
Season 1 of American Woman can be viewed on the Paramount TV website through your local provider.