Musical-comedy Country Comfort landed on Netflix back in March 2021 and will not be returning for a second season as Netflix has pulled the plug. That’s despite the show having gone on to score a Primetime Emmy. Here’s what we know about the cancelation.
Country Comfort is a Netflix Original family-sitcom comedy series created by Caryn Lucas. To date, Country Comfort is the 20th sitcom Netflix has released as an Original.
After her personal life is derailed, and her career suffers a huge setback, aspiring young country singer Baily, takes a job as a nanny for the rugged cowboy Beau. The previous nine nannies struggled to contend with Beau’s five children, but Bailey’s addition fills the mother-shaped hole missing in their lives. Beau’s musically talented family may also be exactly what Bailey needs to get her back on the road to stardom.
The show was nominated and then went on to win a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series by George Mooradian in the episode Crazy. The show went up against Last Man Standing, The Connors, and Netflix’s own The Upshaws.
Country Comfort Season 2 Netflix Renewal Status
Official Netflix Renewal Status: Canceled as of July 3rd, 2021
Sadly, there were worrying signs we may not see the renewal of Country Comfort for a second season early on. The show dropped out very quickly from the top 10s around the globe. It only survived in the US top 10s for 10 days. For renewals, we traditionally need to see the show survive in one region at least for 30 days.
Deadline has given the reason that it’s because the first seasons effectively act as pilots as to why shows like Country Comfort have been canceled but to us, that’s just a good PR twist.
According to Eddie Cibrian, the decision on season 2 was made in the middle of May 2021 saying:
“We are getting so close to finding out about what y’all have been asking for…Season 2!! So, this weekend we need all you Country Comforters (just made that name up) to watch, rewatch, tell others to watch and rewatch, so we can make the decision for Netflix and Netflix Family an easy one!”
Netflix has struggled greatly with multi-cam sitcoms as we’ve stated numerous times but its comedy lineup in general does seem to be a constant source of struggle.
As we predicted, unless it saw a significant change in viewership, it was going to be canned.
That became officially in early July 2021 when Deadline announced the cancelation of Country Comfort along with a host of other Netflix comedies.
— What's on Netflix (@whatonnetflix) July 2, 2021
Even winning an Emmy wasn’t enough to save the show.
Sadly, no cast or crew have reacted to the cancelation in any official capacities online whether it be via social media or otherwise.
What we would’ve expected from season 2 of Country Comfort
After Boone announced he was walking away from the competition to go on tour with Keith Urban, he left Baily without a band to accompany her. Despite trying to pull out of the competition, Baily did perform in the end singing “Bless the Broken Road” with four of Beau’s children.
The second season should reveal whether or not Bailey won the competition. But without Boone, Bailey still doesn’t have a band to accompany her, so we may see more of Beau’s children joining Bailey for future performances.
Meanwhile, Tuck revealed to Jo that his brother Brody likes her, so we may see a romance blossom between the teen pair.
As for Summer and Beau, their romance continues to bloom despite the protests of some of the children. Summer is keen to get a ring on her finger, but too much pressure may push the rugged cowboy away.
The children clearly love Baily, and Beau has huge respect for the country singer so should anything happen between Summer and Beau, perhaps a new romance could spark between Bailey and Beau instead.
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