BET has canceled The Rundown with Robin Thede after one season.
The weekly, late-night talk show was critically acclaimed and had a 100 percent certified-fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
With the series, Thede was the only woman of color hosting a late-night talk show on the air.
She addressed the cancellation on Twitter:
???? News: @TheRundownBET won’t be returning to @BET. Classic “High critical praise/low ratings.” Thanks to my staff/crew for being so dedicated, funny & brilliant. I’m so proud of what we made. And thanks for watching! We did it for all of YOU. Except Ben Carson. *body roll* pic.twitter.com/rLFQLEey9X
— Robin Thede (@robinthede) July 25, 2018
“At this time BET Networks has decided not to renew The Rundown With Robin Thede. We have so much love and respect for our Unicorn and look forward to finding ways to continue in partnership with Robin,” the network said in a statement.
The show was ordered under the leadership of former CEO and Chairman of BET, Debra Lee.
Scott M. Mills took over day-to-day operations in December and Lee was gone from BET in whole by May.
Since Mills has taken over, he has made a push for scripted programming, and series in development include a TV reboot and a Will Packer series.