Things for “Up Here,” the new musical rom-com series from Hulu, seem to be going downhill after the 8-episode series was canceled recently by Hulu. The new series, which debuted in March of 2023, stars Carlos Valdes, Mae Whitman, and Scott Porter, among others, in the 1990s set rom com where leads Carlos and Mae (as characters Miguel and Lindsey, respectively) recount how they fell in love with each other and the obstacles they faced. The show featured elaborate musical numbers with choreography set within the backdrop of New York at the end of the 90s. While having a mixed critical appeal, fans enjoyed the music, storytelling, and journey the show went on with its characters. The show was created by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, and Steven Levenson, the playwright behind the hit musical “Dear Evan Hansen”. This announcement comes right on the heels of a previously canceled Hulu show, “Reboot,” which was canceled earlier this year after also having 1 season to air on the streaming service. Though the source of the cancellation is not known, it follows along in the string of multiple streaming services cancelling and removing original shows from their platforms. Paramount Plus experienced this a few months ago with the cancellations of various shows including Queen of the Universe, The Game, and Star Trek: Prodigy among others. Whilst this can be chopped up to streamers strategizing their content releases and platform exclusives, one can only wait to see if shows like “Up Here” will find a new home soon.



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