I thought this was probably coming, but it’s still sad to see all the same. The suits over at Adult Swim have finally caved and are now confirming that Sam Hyde’s epic comedy Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace will not be returning on it’s network.
Three weeks after Brett Gelman announced that he was severing ties with Adult Swim due to their treatment of women and their promotion of the “alt-right” comedians and fans behind their new show Million Dollar Extreme, the network has finally responded in the form of a cancellation, confirming with us that the show — which aired its six-episode debut season over the summer — will not return for another season.
The show itself wasn’t even alt-right, if you ask me. Sam Hyde, the creator and star of MDE Presents, has said some alt-rightish things online, but so what? Do you know how much crazy, anti-American shit is said by some leftist TV actors? They don’t lose their gigs. And from everything I’ve seen, the show was a pretty big ratings success.
The cancellation is nothing more than retaliation against an artist because of his political leanings. BuzzFeed led the charge on this and they should be ashamed. Of course, they aren’t, and have since moved on to shaming people over what their pastor may or may not have said in church. That’s the kind of thuggish operation they run.
Here’s hoping that Mr. Hyde is able to keep the show alive somehow. If not, I know he has plenty of other projects to run with, so we’ll be seeing a lot of him regardless.
UPDATE: Hyde had planned a free comedy show for tomorrow night in Boston. That’s now off after protests were lodged with the owner of the place where he was set to preform.