“Well, Hulu cancelled I LOVE YOU AMERICA and we’re all pretty damn heartbroken. … So in traditional twitter funeral style, I’ll be RTing the love,” Silverman wrote.
Emmy-nominated I Love You, America was given a straight-to-series order by Hulu, moving the streamer into the comedy/talk/variety show arena in a big way. In the series, Silverman took a comedic approach to the current political/emotional landscape of the country, tackling the symptoms of why we are where we are today. As part of Hulu’s official description, “With monologues about this very moment coming from her personal point of view, this show aims to venture out of our echo chambers and connect unlike-minded people. The show reunites ourselves with compassion and empathy without missing a comedic beat.”
I Love You, America aired a total 21 episodes as part of a bifurcated first season, wrapping in November.
The show received an Emmy nomination for outstanding variety sketch series in 2018 and was recently nominated for a WGA Award for best comedy/variety sketch series.
Producer Funny or Die provided a statement to Deadline: “We are so proud of “I Love You, America” and congratulate Sarah, the producers and the entire team for engaging thoughtful conversation and showcasing such diverse points of view every week. Whether it was connecting with firemen in Mineola, Texas over ‘pooping their pants’ stories, or going on a blind date with a conservative lobbyist in D.C., Sarah’s commitment was boundless and there is nothing more to say than “we lerve you” to the whole crew.
Silverman executive produced I Love You, America alongside Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Amy Zvi, Gavin Purcell and Funny Or Die’s Joe Farrell.