Steaming service Netflix has announced it will not be making another season of the show “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” The timing is ironic as Thanksgiving is the unofficial holiday of “MST3K,” the cult series about a guy and two robots laughing at bad movies.
The show originally premiered on Thanksgiving in 1988 on Comedy Central, with the network airing marathons. Host Jonah Ray took to twitter to announce the news, writing: “So, Netflix decided to not do another season of MST3K. We are off to Get Down in Lilyhammer while the OA helps us take it One Day At A Time. We will be in group therapy with Tuca & Bertie, Jessica Jones, & Lady Dynamite. The sessions will be run by Gypsy (w/ Naomi Watts.)”
In 2015, fans of the series contributed to a Kickstarter campaign to reboot the show. Launched by creator and original star Joel Hodgson, the campaign raised $5,764,229 in a month. That money, plus another $425,000 raised outside of Kickstarter, was enough to shoot 14 new episodes.
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