AMC Networks is canceling one of its cult series ahead of the show’s Season 2 debut. This show would be none other than Kevin can fuck himself, the new dark comedy series built around former Schitt’s Creek star Annie Murphy. AMC announced just in August that it had brought in Kevin Can F ** k himself for the Season 2 renewal, so this announcement that this will be the show’s final edition will likely be shocking. for quite a few fans. From the exclusive TV Line report, it looks like the show’s creators will be able to put a stop to this.
Kevin can fuck himself will, unfortunately, continue the tradition of shows with titles loaded with explanations that get short runs on the air. For more examples, see the Don’t trust the B —- in apartment 23 (2 seasons), and $ # *! My dad says (1 season). Perhaps Hollywood will now have enough evidence that this particular headline tactic – albeit provocative on social media – doesn’t seem like a good hook for viewers. Debauchery jokes like “Schitts Creek”? Well, these always seem to work just fine …
Beyond its title, Kevin Can F ** k Himself was a very ambitious (read: confusing) premise for an hour-long show. Murphy’s character, Allison McRoberts, exists in two kinds of realities: a satirical mock sitcom stereotype in which she is an obedient, submissive wife; and a darker dramatic reality of a woman trying to make her way through a real, emotionally overwhelming marriage.
While Kevin Can F *** k himself is certainly linked to the reviews, viewers weren’t quite as enthusiastic about it. As noted, the show’s premise – while ambitious – was confusing enough for casual viewers, and the show failed to generate the all-important social media buzz needed to keep it going. If anything, completing Season 2 of the show will give AMC the space to showcase Kevin Can F ** k Himself as another block of content on the AMC + streaming service (and other platforms of streaming) where – who knows? – maybe there’s a bigger break down the line.
Kevin Can Fk Himself follows the story of Allison McRoberts (Murphy), a woman we all grew up thinking we knew: the prototypical sitcom woman. She is beautiful and can take a joke (although she is usually the butt of them). And she’s married to a guy who must have won some sort of wedding lottery, because she looks like who she is and he’s … funny. But what happens when we follow Allison out of her husband’s domain? When she finally wakes up (and rebels against) the injustices in her life? Kevin Can FK Himself breaks television conventions and mixes multi-camera comedy with single-camera realism to make us wonder, “Who and what have we been laughing at all these years?”