Netflix cancels 'The Break with Michelle Wolf'

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Both The Break with Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale with Joel McHale have been canceled, but it's the way Netflix handled the axing of the former series that is rather disconcerting.

The Break's 10-episode season premiered in May and aired over 10 weeks, with a finale on July 29. It also comes as Wolf has seen her star rise, thanks in part to an appearance hosting this year's White House Correspondents dinner, where her speaking engagement drew rave reviews from viewers but prompted the WHCA to apologize for some of its content. After releasing a widely praised run of 13 weekly episodes beginning in February, Netflix ordered the production of another six episodes which began airing in July.

Wolf has not yet made a statement about her show's cancellation.

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Wolf recently garnered an Emmy nomination for her HBO comedy special titled "Nice Lady". Neither show sustained the viewership to justify renewal. The service just unscripted shows from comedian Norm Macdonald (Norm Macdonald Has a Show) and The Daily Show alum Hasan Minhaj (Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj).

Wolf, who previously worked with "Late Night with Seth Meyers" and "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah", caught a flurry of media attention when she attacked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during her performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner earlier this year. The streamer also will unveil The Fix, which features Jimmy Carr, Katherine Ryan, and D.L. Hughley, along with a rotating panel of comedians.

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