It’s officially a wrap for Jamie Foxx‘s new Netflix sitcom ‘Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!’
Because just two months after its debut, the streamer has pulled the plug on the sitcom – which was billed as the superstar’s big return to the genre following the success of ‘The Jamie Foxx Show’ in the 90s.
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‘Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!’ was inspired by Foxx’s real-life relationship with his 27-year-old daughter Corinne Foxx – who was enlisted as an executive producer.
However, reviews were less than stellar – from both critics and viewers alike.
And while Netflix is renowned for not releasing viewership figures, some speculated that the show couldn’t find a sizeable enough audience in the frame since its April 14 debut.
Interestingly, Deadline reports that Foxx was “involved in the decision to end the series.” No further specifics were provided.
Sans a select few, new sitcoms haven’t fared especially well on the streaming platform – with few making it past their first season.
That said, freshman sitcom ‘The Upshaws’ – starring Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps – has been praised for its cutting edge take on the format and has regularly ranked amongst the top watched shows on Netflix.
In any case, word is that Foxx’s relationship with the streamer is intact. Case in point the two movies he has incoming on the platform – ‘They Cloned Tyrone’ and ‘Day Shift.’