‘Impastor’ Canceled by TV Land

Impastor canceled
Courtesy of TV Land

TV Land has canceled original comedy series “Impastor” after two seasons, Variety has confirmed.

“We want to thank the incredibly talented cast, producers and crew of ‘Impastor’ for their hard work over the past two exciting seasons,” said Keith Cox, president, development and production for TV Land.

“Impastor” starred Michael Rosenbaum as fugitive deadbeat who steals the identity of a small-town clergyman. The single-camera series ended its second season on Viacom-owned TV Land Dec. 7. Season two averaged 362,000 total viewers per episode, according to Nielsen live-plus-same day numbers — down from 460,000 for season one.

“Impastor” was part of a shift toward single-camera comedies geared toward a younger audience as TV Land attempted move away from the Baby Boomers it had traditionally targeted with retro programming. Among the other shows that were part of that push were “Younger,” renewed in June for a fourth season, and “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” which TV Land announced in August would end after two seasons.

Regarding first season of “Impastor” and Rosenbaum’s character Buddy, Brian Lowry wrote in his 2015 review for Variety, “For ‘Impastor’ to have much of a future beyond the previewed episodes, he’ll have to start by fooling viewers into thinking there’s really a show here.”


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  1. Tam says:

    Was really looking forward to the next season! What the heck is wrong with you people? The show was great! Great storyline, great actors and great writing!!! Such a shame! And I am a baby boomer, 63 to be exact! Loved it

  2. Linda rutz says:

    I loved the video show and couldn’t wait to see what happened. They need to take younger, teachers and other ridiculous shows off. I am age 70

  3. Morgan says:

    Why would you cancel such a good show? Its heart breaking.

  4. Missy says:

    Dang it!!! I have finished watching all episodes and kept waiting and waiting and waiting for the next one. No wonder nothing’s coming out, you cancelled it, you moron TVLand! Don’t you have better things to do????

    Is there any network out there who can continue this? This is brutal.

  5. Noah Grabey says:

    I binge watched all of season 2, and after seeing the final episode, I wanted more. That big of a cliffhanger had many questions left unanswered, and hearing that TV Land canceled the show, was an extremely bad move to make. This show had A LOT of potential. Why cancel something that was never broken to begin with. It had many different fantastic elements that makes a show GREAT. The script for the show and the acting was phenomenal. It was pretty epically funny and every single episode drew us, the audience, in, and kept us wanting more and more of when everyone was going to finally figure out who Buddy really was. It’s very sad, really. TV Land, a word of advice, uncancel this show, bring the team back, and make a season 3. OR someone out there, make season 3 of Impastor happen. Bring this BACK!

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  7. Jay Hunter says:

    Oh my! Too bad, really enjoyed the show!

  8. Pam says:

    Can’t you just once, leave things alone!! Every time something interesting and entertaining comes along, it’s a safe bet, it will get cancelled. How upsetting!!!

  9. Julia Bortle says:

    Very sad news about the cancellation. I’m also canceling HULU then since there’s no reason to watch episodes I missed when first aired. Bad decision TVLand.

  10. Mike Keen says:

    Best show since Seinfeld. Should be given more time. Maybe someone else can pick it up.

  11. Matthew West says:

    Kinda makes that ambiguous ending even more frustrating.

  12. TimlmiT says:

    Wow! I just finished the second season last night only to learn today that the show has been canceled. Very disappointing. I loved this show with its quirky cast and funny predicaments. This Baby-Boomer doesn’t understand why……

  13. joelschultz says:

    I’m a Baby Boomer who loved Impastor. Every single character was wildly entertaining. I NEED more Impastor!

  14. valoreev says:

    I loved this show, it was funny, the cast was great, the writing was brilliant. What a shame. Thanks a lot TV Land, I guess it as too edgy for the masses. Perhaps, a smarter, media outlet will pick it up.

  15. natalie says:

    I cannot believe IMPASTOR was cancelled !! I loved that show !!! Michael Rosenbaum was great in that role and so sexy !!!

  16. LizzyV says:

    What?! No!!!

  17. Unkystan. says:

    Thanks…….for no closure! BTW TV Land, how’s that edgy single camera idea working out for you? I’d trade all of them for another season of Hot in Cleveland.

  18. Dave Bratton says:

    Shame. It was an entertaining show. Funnier by far than most 30 minute comedies currently on TV.

  19. cadavra says:

    So apart from “Younger,” that whole younger, edgier, hipper mantra doesn’t seem to be working out too well.

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