Why did Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu kill a bunch of alternative comedies?

Business Insider | 1/20/2018 | Josef Adalian, Vulture
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This week, Amazon canceled three shows at once, all alternative comedies: "One Mississippi," "Jean-Claude Van Johnson," and "I Love Dick."

Over the past few months, streaming services including Amazon, Hulu and Netflix have been canceling shows, even critical hits like ""Lady Dynamite," "Difficult People" and "One Mississippi."

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This is just the beginning, so now is probably a good time to get used to streaming services cancelling shows that you love.

It’s been a brutal couple of months for fans of quirky, lo-fi streaming comedies. In November, Hulu unexpectedly canceled one of its first breakthrough series, the Julie Klausner–created Difficult People. Netflix last week pulled the plug on Lady Dynamite, killing the almost universally acclaimed Maria Bamford half hour just weeks after its second season premiered. And Wednesday night, Amazon blew up most of what’s left of its comedy roster, handing out pink slips to One Mississippi, I Love Dick, and Jean-Claude Van Johnson. Shocking as some of these cancellations may be to fans of the shows...
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