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Renewals and Cancellations: 'Dexter,' 'Primo,' 'Night Court,' and 'Drops of God'

By Dustin Rowles | TV | May 24, 2024 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | May 24, 2024 |


Bummer news to begin with: Amazon Freevee has canceled Primo a year after it aired. It comes from producer Mike Schur and showrunner Shea Serrano. It doesn’t come as a huge surprise, but for those who haven’t watched or even heard of it, Primo is a nearly flawless season of comedy and one of my favorite shows in the last couple of years. It’s a shame there won’t be a season two, but that should not dissuade anyone from watching the first season. I wish we were given more seasons to champion.

The unfortunate flip side is that, while a brilliant show like Primo is canceled, Netflix renews a comedy like Tires for a second season the same week that it premieres. It’s the new Shane Gillis series. I’ll have a full review next week, but I’ll say now that after watching one episode, it’s an embarrassingly bad comedy. But Gillis is very popular on Netflix (his special was the second most popular of the back half of 2023, behind only Matt Rife’s). Unfortunately, this is just what a lot of people want.

Freevee, by the way, also canceled the Tegan and Sara series High School after one season.

Paramount+/Showtime is bringing Dexter back with a prequel series, Dexter: Original Sin, and it’s already in the casting phase. Patrick Gibson and Molly Brown have been cast as young Dexter and Debra Morgan, respectively, while Christian Slater will play Dexter’s adoptive father, Harry Morgan. That’s good casting.

Apple TV+ has picked up the second season of Drops of God, the French-Japanese adaptation of the manga series. It’s about wine tasting. That may not sound thrilling, but I watched the first season, and it was great, despite my initial lack of interest in … wine.

Apple TV+ giveth, and they also taketh away, canceling Still Up after one season. I liked the cast but did not love the series, which came out around the same time as the amazing Colin from Accounts premiered stateside on Paramount+. That is a much better relationship comedy. Watch it.

In case you missed it, the CW canceled Walker and is expected to cancel All American Homecoming as that network continues to retool itself into irrelevancy.

Finally, it’s not a cancellation, but India de Beaufort — who plays the public defender on Night Court — is exiting after two seasons. It seems amicable.