“Star Trek: The Next Generation” actor Wheaton hosted the comedy talk show (think “The Soup,” but with nerd culture), and writes on his website that a network executive called him with the bad news Wednesday (Aug. 27).
“Ultimately, he told me, the executives in New York just didn’t think we had enough viewers to justify more episodes,” Wheaton writes. “I didn’t say anything about the total lack of promotion off the network, or point out that our ratings were on par with ‘The Soup,’ or that ratings are always lower in summer than the fall.”
Wheaton says he told his wife after the call that he was okay with the news. “I’m super sad that I won’t get to work with my writers and producers, and I’m sad that we don’t get to keep writing jokes, but I did everything I could to help the show succeed,” he says. “I promoted it the best way I could, I worked hard to write stuff that was funny, and I tried so, so, so hard to get the network executives in New York to understand how they could help the show succeed.”
He’s proud of the work he did on the show, he writes, before discouraging fans from bombarding Syfy with messages to reconsider the decision to cancel the show. “Please don’t do that here,” he says. “It’s not going to happen, and we should instead put that energy into something else, like getting #butts to trend.”