Netflix cancels The Big Show Show and Ashley Garcia series
Staff Reporter | On 06, Sep 2020
Netflix has cancelled The Big Show Show and Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love after just one season of each.
Created by Josh Bycel and Jason Berger, The Big Show Show sees The Big Show aka. Paul Wight (Fighting with My Family, WWE) play a version of himself. The comedy follows him as a retired WWE superstar whose life is disrupted when his teenage daughter comes to life with him, his wife and two other daughters.
Co-created by Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell) and Seth Kurland (Speechless), The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia is a Latinx family comedy that follows Ashley Garcia — the world’s only 15-and-a-half-year-old robotics engineer and rocket scientist. When she gets the chance to work for NASA, she moves across the country to live with her fun-loving Uncle, Victor, a pro football player turned high school coach who’s never met a responsibility he can’t shirk. The show premiered the second part of its first season this summer.
Both family series will return for one episode apiece, after Netflix commissioned Christmas specials that will air this December. However, Deadline reports both standalone episodes will not continue the storylines from their respective first seasons or wrap up any plot details.
Berger said in a statement: “On behalf of the staff, cast, and crew of #thebigshowshow… thank you to everyone who watched either with your fam or alone in your basement. Netflix was a dream to work with AND we had a blast making the show. Rare air! Please take care of each other!”
Netflix and WWE team up for The Big Show Show
31st July 2019
Netflix and WWE are teaming up for The Big Show Show, a half-hour, multi-cam comedy series starring WWE star The Big Show.
The Big Show aka. Paul Wight (Fighting with My Family, WWE) will play a version of himself in the comedy, which sees the teenage daughter of The Big Show, a retired world-famous WWE Superstar comes to live with him, his wife and two other daughters. Despite being 7 feet tall and weighing 400 pounds, he is no longer the center of attention and is quickly outnumbered and outsmarted.
Production on the 10-episode series begins in Los Angeles on August 9.
Wight is joined by Allison Munn (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn), Reylynn Caster (American Housewife), Juliet Donenfeld (Pete the Cat) and Lily Brooks O’Briant (The Tick).
The show is Netflix’s latest project with WWE Studios, following the recent announcement of the family film The Main Event. The comedy series joins a growing slate of live-action series featuring kids and teens and made for families, which includes Family Reunion, Malibu Rescue, No Good Nick, Alexa & Katie and the upcoming series The Letter for the King and The Baby-Sitters Club.
The Executive Producers include Josh Bycel (Happy Endings, Scrubs, American Dad) and Jason Berger (Champaign ILL, Happy Endings, LA to Vegas), plus Susan Levison and Richard Lowell for WWE Studios. Bycel and Berger will serve as showrunners.
The Big Show Show is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.