Comedy Central Press DaySo it's just really bad timing for an announcement?

According to Variety, Comedy Central canceled "The Gorburger Show" after one season. T.J. Miller voiced blue monster Gorburger and operated the puppet. The series first aired on Funny or Die for two seasons, from 2012-2013, then got picked up by Comedy Central for an eight-episode season airing from April to June 2017. Ratings for "The Gorburger Show" weren't exactly stellar; the premiere, which aired at midnight on April 9 had 206,000 viewers and a .14 rating in the 18-49 demo.

The network had plenty of time to decide -- and announce -- whether to order another season or not. Canceling it now led many fans to jump to the conclusion that it was based on a sexual assault allegation that just surfaced against T.J. Miller. (Miller and his wife Kate Gorney issued a joint statement denying the accuser's allegation, to the Daily Beast, that he became violent in a sexual encounter in 2001.)

But Variety said a Comedy Central spokesperson told them the decision to cancel "Gorburger" came earlier this year, before this allegation became public. Deadline probably talked to the same spokesperson; according to their report, "We're hearing the network's decision to break with 'The Gorburger Show' came in the summer but is coming to light now with the Daily Beast story dropping." Miller must be so grateful for the news pairing.

Miller recently made headlines for leaving "Silicon Valley," and for his reaction to "The Emoji Movie" reception, but at least he still has "Deadpool 2," which opens June 1st, 2018.

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