Cabler nixes 2nd season due to disappointing ratings
Comedy Central is not with Busey.Cabler has decided not to renew “I’m With Busey,” the half-hour reality show starring Gary Busey and former “The Man Show” scribe Adam De La Pena as the pair toured the film thesp’s unpredictable world. Recent follow-the-celeb show casualties include Game Show Network’s “Chuck Woolery: Naturally Stoned” and ABC’s “The Real Roseanne Show.” Cabler ordered 13 episodes of “Busey,” which aired Tuesdays at 10 p.m., but decided against a second season due to disappointing ratings. Show stumbled out of the gate in its June premiere with less than 1 million overall viewers tuning in, a slight decrease from its lead-in, a repeat of “South Park.” Series span drew an average aud of 654,000 overall viewers and 428,000 in adults 18-49. Jim Beiderman exec produced and De La Pena co-exec produced.