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Showtime’s ‘The First Lady,’ Starring
Viola Davis as Michelle Obama, Is a One-Term Flop

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Posted By: Imright, 8/3/2022 5:53:36 AM

There will be no second term for Showtime’s The First Lady, which starred Viola Davis as Michelle Obama. The dramatic anthology series has been canceled after just one season following ridicule from viewers and widespread negative reviews. The series also failed to pick up any major Emmy Award nominations, though it did receive a few nods in technical categories. Showtime confirmed the cancellation in a statement sent to multiple outlets on Monday, saying the show “will not be moving forward with another season.” The First Lady focused the wives of the presidents, with the plan to cover three administrations per season.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 8/3/2022 6:26:10 AM (No. 1236238)
Maybe they'll run it as a Big Foot nature film.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: privateer 8/3/2022 6:57:37 AM (No. 1236252)
Probably just had the wrong person to play the 'Wurst Lady'.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rinktum 8/3/2022 7:02:38 AM (No. 1236256)
From the clip embedded in the article, it looks like Ms. Davis did a pretty good job. The negative reviews were probably because she did portray Michelle Obama as she is. Hollywood can’t do a series like this one because their obvious bias is always on display. I did not watch and I would not watch anything put out by people who actually hate me and everything I stand for.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: F15 Gork 8/3/2022 7:04:19 AM (No. 1236258)
Of course there will be a follow on called “Doctor Jill”......The story of a modern day Doctor Kildare who donated her services and only took 10% of the bill....or is that the till?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: snapper451 8/3/2022 7:17:32 AM (No. 1236262)
Absolutely zero, nada, no... interest in this series in any way, shape, or form. Mooch was the worst, even Dr. Jill is better - she doesn't seem to hate America as much as Big Mike.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: RussZilla 8/3/2022 7:19:23 AM (No. 1236264)
Just listening to the first seconds made me sick by just using the n word.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: mossley 8/3/2022 7:23:08 AM (No. 1236268)
Anyone outside of Hollywood could have predicted this. No one wants to see a deeply unlikable person idolized.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: jinx 8/3/2022 7:39:04 AM (No. 1236286)
Michelle is idolized by the Press not the people. She loves the spotlight. It's time for her to retire.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Troutgreen 8/3/2022 7:42:59 AM (No. 1236290)
If a white actress pursed their lips in a poor impersonation of a bLack First Lady, she would be canelled and would never work again.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Periwinkel 8/3/2022 8:00:14 AM (No. 1236313)
I watched about 15 minutes of the first episode. It was obvious this would be a whitewash or trashing of the First Ladies. Turned if off and haven't watched it since. Showtime is getting worse and worse. I am going to cancel much of my cable subscription this week.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Catfur27 8/3/2022 8:14:18 AM (No. 1236329) is it that Ru Paul did NOT get the job of playing Moochelle???
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bigfatslob 8/3/2022 8:15:10 AM (No. 1236331)
It would be successful if they aired it on NATGEO as a nature movie about Sasquatch naming it Call of the Wild. More of them 'white folks' as Obama use to say would watch it.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: lakerman1 8/3/2022 8:23:49 AM (No. 1236342)
Change the title - Angry Black Woman
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DE01A13 8/3/2022 8:46:00 AM (No. 1236360)
Viola as Big Mike? Not worth the time or effort.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Strike3 8/3/2022 8:58:26 AM (No. 1236387)
The real life version was an eight-year flop. Why did they think a fictional version would be any better? She was the worst First Lady in history until Doctor Jill came along.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Son of Grady 8/3/2022 9:00:42 AM (No. 1236390)
Watching the video clip I almost felt sorry for Barack. Viola's arms could have been more Toned. Probably more believable if Lebron had played the part.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Omen55 8/3/2022 10:06:04 AM (No. 1236504)
The votes are in & Moochelle is out. As an XPhile I must say GA was great. But the best part of the series is that when you record it you can just skip the drunk & the mooch in each of the eps.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: formerNYer 8/3/2022 10:24:53 AM (No. 1236538)
I hear SyFy is picking it up.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: MDConservative 8/3/2022 10:50:20 AM (No. 1236583)
Has she announced for '24 yet? I suspect this lead balloon is a fair indicator of her widespread popularity.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: DVC 8/3/2022 11:06:09 AM (No. 1236602)
Rework it into "The Wookie Goes to Washington" as a comedy. Oh, wait, if there is anything that Mooch is NOT, it is funny.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 8/3/2022 11:11:47 AM (No. 1236607)
Wesley Snipes should have played Micheal.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Starboard_side 8/3/2022 11:17:36 AM (No. 1236615)
FTA: canceled after just one season following ridicule from viewers and widespread negative reviews Viewers were ridiculing these presentations of Betty Ford, Eleanor Roosevelt and Michelle? Oh, that's just classic. Add to that the critics were also lambasting these portrayals too? It's amazing how a party who talks about moving forward, and progress, are always looking back and bringing up the past.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: john grady 8/3/2022 12:39:36 PM (No. 1236698)
Standby to blow chunks!!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: ROLFNader 8/3/2022 1:00:58 PM (No. 1236710)
About as worthy as any of the transgender porn we've all had to watch since this water buffalo 'graced' our screens.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: broken01 8/4/2022 8:29:21 AM (No. 1237344)
If they wanted to highlight Michelle Obama Showtime could've just saved money and ran either the Jack Links Beef Jerky or the Purple Mattress Protector commercials.
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