Starz cancels ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ after four seasons

RonReaco Lee (Reggie) and Jesse T. Usher (Cam) star in “Survivor’s Remorse” on Starz. CREDIT: Starz

Posted Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

The game is over for Starz comedy “Survivor’s Remorse” after four seasons in Atlanta.

RonReaco Lee, one of the stars of the show, posted this note on Instagram, earlier today:

They say all good things come to an end and today we found out that Survivor’s Remorse has come to an end. Am I sad? I am! Am I excited for what the future holds? Hell yeah! Thank you to every single one of our amazing fans! Fans that helped spread the word about our “little” show on Starz. To my amazing cast mates, our writers, producers, and crew, thank you for your hard work, love and support! Till next time…

Reggie Vaughn out–

The show, set in Atlanta and created by Mike O’Malley, features a basketball player who moves from a poor neighborhood in Boston to become a big star (Jesse T. Usher as Cam Calloway) on an unnamed Atlanta pro basketball team. He moves his family down to Atlanta, where they adjust to life in a wealthy Buckhead mansion.

The show focused on the dynamics of the family, which included his mom played by Tichina Arnold, his sister played Decatur’s own Erica Ash and former Stone Mountain resident RonReaco Lee as Cam’s cousin and manager. The first two seasons also featured Mike Epps, whose breakout character Uncle Julius died at the end of season two when Epps went off to star in his own sitcom.

LeBron James was an executive producer. By design, they never showed Cam actually playing basketball.

The show tackled subjects ranging from vaginal rejuvenation to corporal punishment to the culture of outrage.

“Survivor’s Remorse” received critical acclaim and hardcore fans loved it, but its audience was never as large as some other Starz shows such as “Power.”

According to Deadline.com, the show’s final episodes will air this Sunday back to back.

“We have been fortunate to work with incredible talents like Mike O’Malley, the executive producers and our cast on this very special show for four seasons,” Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht said in a statement today. “While this may be the end of the Calloways’ story, we do believe that the themes Survivor’s Remorse confronted over the seasons, through a unique mix of humor and sober observation, will be appreciated for the insightful, heartfelt way they were addressed. We are proud of the show.”


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