Schmigadoon! season three won’t be happening

Schmigadoon trailer screenshot

Schmigadoon! has been cancelled after two seasons at Apple TV+.

The musical comedy won’t be back for season two, with the news shared by co-creator Cinco Paul on social media this Thursday.

In a heartfelt post, he expressed sadness over the decision, revealing that while season three was already written, complete with 25 new songs, it will not be produced.

Paul wrote: “I am sad to share that Apple will not be moving forward with season 3 of Schmigadoon! The season is written (including 25 new songs), but we unfortunately won’t be making it. Such is life.

“I want to thank everyone involved with the show, our incredible cast & crew & writers, our wonderful supporters at Broadway Video, Universal, & Apple, for everything they did to make it happen. It’s a miracle we even got two seasons, honestly, and I’m so grateful we did. And to all the fans of the show out there—thank you with all of my heart.

“Your love and support has meant so much, and the fact that you connected with our show, that it brought you some joy, means the world to me. This was tough news to get, but the optimist in me is convinced it’s not the end of Schnnigadoon…and maybe it’s even a happ

The show’s second season introduced a new setting and saw the return of star Keegan-Michael Key. It featured a cast packed full of Broadway stars including Ariana DeBose, Dove Cameron, Jaime Camil, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Ann Harada, Jane Krakowski, Martin Short, Aaron Tveit, Tituss Burgess and Patrick Page.

The second season premiered almost two years after the first and concluded last May.

The cancellation of Schmigadoon! follows other recent terminations by Apple, including Swagger, The After Party, and the animated comedy Central Park.

About the author: Rachel Wise

UK based freelancer journalist Rachel contributes regularly to Stageberry with features and interviews from the hottest new shows and stage stars.


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