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Amazon Pulls The Plug On ‘One Mississippi,’ ‘I Love Dick,’ And ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’



Amazon just canceled three of its original shows: One Mississippi, I Love Dick, and Jean-Claude Van Johnson.

The announcement came after the streaming site ousted executives Roy Price and Joe Lewis.

Cancellation News

The retail company is currently looking for new executives to lead its original programming efforts. Price was fired amid sexual harassment claims, and Amazon axed Lewis due to conflict of interest allegations. Albert Cheng, Amazon Studio's chief operating officer, took over Prince. Sharon Tal Yguado is also overseeing scripted originals for the studio.

Will 'Transparent' Be Canceled?

I Love Dick creator Jill Soloway remains in business with Amazon with her other show Transparent. The award-winning project has not yet been officially canceled despite allegations that cast member Jeffrey Tambor harassed someone in the workplace. Tambor previously said that he will be leaving the show, but he took back his statement days later.

Shows' Fates

One Mississippi was produced by Louis C.K. and FX Productions. After C.K. was fired by FXP, Amazon decided to cut ties with series creator and comedian Tig Notaro. One Mississippi streamed on Amazon for two seasons and became the most lauded series among the three recently axed shows.

Jean-Claude Van Johnson aired on Amazon for one season, and it starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. The actor executive produced the original series alongside Dave Callaham. Jean-Claude Van Johnson premiered in December of last year, but it did not receive rave reviews from viewers.

Amazon Original Shows

News about the three shows' cancellation came after Amazon announced the renewal of The Tick for a second season. The series followed the life of Arthur Everest (Griffin Newman), an unassuming accountant with no superpowers, but he is living in a world where superheroes and villains have been real for decades.

Arthur became embroiled in a battle between the good and evil when he realized that his city is owned by a global supervillain. Arthur became obsessed with the conspiracy but struggled to prove that it truly existed.

Amazon Studios Wins At 2018 Golden Globes

Despite the recent changes in programming, Amazon Studios enjoyed success at this month's 2018 Golden Globe Awards. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy, and lead star Rachel Brosnahan won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy.

Amazon Studios is also exploring more projects with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, with whom it has a deal. The studio is also developing 12 new projects, but details are still being kept under wraps.

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