MTV Doesn’t Renew Nikki & Sara Live, We Don’t Renew Our MTV Subscription
4:21 pm, November 21st | by Colette McIntyre
After two glorious Justin-Timberlake-obsessed seasons on MTV, our favorite late-night program (and one of the two late-night talk shows hosted by women) Nikki and Sara Live hasn’t been picked up for a third. Co-hosts Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer made the announcement on the latest episode of their podcast You Had To Be There. “We’re sad to report that MTV did not pick us up for a third season,” Schaefer revealed, “Collective shock around the world.”
The comedians taped the episode in Schaefer’s apartment, which was crammed full of Nikki and Sara staffers and crew, and spent the hour reflecting on their favorite moments from the series. Nikki & Sara Live, which premiered in January, ran for twenty-four episodes over two seasons. According to the pair, MTV’s decision came down a few weeks ago after the network realized that neither Nikki nor Sara were pregnant teenagers or refrigerators packed with Cristal. (Jury is still out on whether Nikki is a code that informs men how to be men.) Schaefer explains:
To clarify we were not canceled. We weren’t picked up. Canceled implies at midseason they axed you because you were failing. We were not failing. I want to be very clear. Our ratings were up from season one. Our ratings were comparable, if not better, than every other cable, late night show. I’m very proud of the show that we did. I’m very grateful that we got to do it. But MTV decided it just wasn’t part of their programming future. And that’s ok. That’s their prerogative. They gave us a show to begin with and I have nothing but gratitude for that.
Listen to Nikki and Sara Live‘s unofficial reunion/official swan song below. And remember — there is no right way to grieve.