- TV News -What TV Show Is This Deuxmoi Blind Item About?
We've got a TV new mystery to solve! On Tuesday, June 15, Deuxmoi posted a TV blind item teasing the possible return of a fan-favorite show. I read it once, then twice, then three times, and I've already got some potential suspects, but I also want to use this opportunity to make a public plea to Deuxmoi and whoever sent in this tip: I must know what show this is about.
The blind item only gives a few clues as to what the show might be:
- This show was canceled recently (think in the last 2-3 years)
- It ended with a "BIG" cliffhanger that left fans super frustrated and desperate to find out what happens next
- It was potentially being shopped to other networks
- It was canceled "because of a big (sex) scandal."
According to the tip, some major streamers are very interested in picking up the show for "one or two seasons" and a lot of actors have already signed on to reprise their old roles. However, there are reportedly one actress and two actors who are still negotiating potential contracts.
My first thought: Amazon Prime's Transparent, which ended abruptly after star Jeffrey Tambor was accused of sexual harassment on the set and fired. Or maybe it was about The Affair, which was canceled amidst a lot of rumors of behind-the-scenes mistreatment. Or perhaps The Deuce or Silicon Valley. (Why are men?) However, those shows were all given courtesy last seasons to wrap things up, and didn't end with cliffhangers. After ruling those out, here are my best guest Deuxmoi blind item answers.
House of Cards
My first instinct reading this blind item was that it had to be House of Cards, Netflix's hit drama that crash and burned after allegations of sexual harassment and impropriety against star Kevin Spacey began surfacing. House of Cards' final season continued without Spacey, and there always seemed to have been hope for more. That said, it didn't really end on a cliffhanger, at least not one that fans are still asking about. Plus, a follow up message to Deuxmoi claimed insider knowledge that the show in question was absolutely not House of Cards, so... moving right along!
The OA was officially canceled in 2019 after two seasons at Netflix, culminating in a massive cliffhanger. And fans are still holding out hope that The OA Season 3 could be picked up by another network. Granted, the show wasn't canceled because of a sex scandal (as far as we know), but it's worth mentioning that the show's creator and star Brit Marling did publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct in 2017, over a year before her show was canceled. It's possible the blind item drew a connection between the two. However, Deuxmoi also posted a DM from someone claiming the Blind Item was not about The OA.
Showtime's dramedy SMILF was canceled in 2019 after two seasons when allegations of creating a hostile work environment were levied against creator/showrunner/star Frankie Shaw. The show didn't necessarily end on a cliffhanger, but given that SMILF was always intended to go for at least one more season, it didn't end in the most satisfactory way.
USA's Shooter was canceled in 2018 after three seasons, supposedly due to lackluster ratings. The show did end on a bit of a cliffhanger, and was already being shopped around to different networks at the time of its cancellation, per Deadline. What about the sex scandal? While not officially related, this was also around the same time that allegations of harassment and assault against Ryan Phillippe made by an ex-girlfriend were publicized. (He denied the charges, and the case was reportedly settled out of court.)
What show do you think it might be? Let me know in the comments!
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